Mar 1 2006
Suggested Method to Request Duplicate Approved Labor Certification
The American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) recently released suggestions for requesting duplicate approved labor certifications for I-140 filings. Applicants and their representatives should, when requesting these duplicates, include on the top of the I-140 document a cover sheet (ideally on colored paper) that provides the following information:
1. Attorney name;
2. Petitioner's name;
3. Beneficiary's name;
4. ETA case number;
5. Priority Date;
6. Which form the case was filed on (ETA-750 or ETA-9089);
7. A print screen showing that the case has been certified.
8. The reason for requesting a duplicate certificate
Please note that the USCIS is not able to establish a specific priority date until they receive the duplicate approved labor certification from the Department of Labor. Because of this, concurrent filing is not permitted in these instances. Individuals who do file concurrently will have both the I-140 petition and the I-485 application rejected.