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Seattle Labor Certification Processing.

Old Oct 26th 2004, 4:53 am
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Default Seattle Labor Certification Processing.

I am thinking of accepting a job offer from a Seattle based firm.
However, I am currently employed in San Francisco with about 1.5 years
of GC RIR processing already done. I learnt something about the
Seattle processing which, if true, would seriously make me consider
not accepting this offer.

Per http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/foreign/times.asp , the
Seattle state processing for RIR is stuck in Oct 2002, and should take
about 2 years to complete let's say. Then, I learnt that Seattle
forwards its regional level LC applications to SFrancisco. So the
latter's regional times apply. SF is stuck at March 2003 for RIR
regional. That means it'll take 1.5 years of regional once it gets to
SF.

SF has fast state processing, and really slow regional. Seattle has
really slow state processing and uses SF's regional. Which means,
Seattle uses the worst of both worlds??

Could anyone please confirm this. If PERM doesn't come in the next few
years, then dumping my 2 years of GC processing in SF and moving to
Seattle to wait 4-5 years for my GC wouldn't make much sense.

Let me know if this guesswork makes sense. It'll really help me
decide.

Cheers,
Vinod.
 
Old Oct 26th 2004, 5:19 am
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Default Re: Seattle Labor Certification Processing.

Originally Posted by Vinod
I am thinking of accepting a job offer from a Seattle based firm.
However, I am currently employed in San Francisco with about 1.5 years
of GC RIR processing already done. I learnt something about the
Seattle processing which, if true, would seriously make me consider
not accepting this offer.

Per http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/foreign/times.asp , the
Seattle state processing for RIR is stuck in Oct 2002, and should take
about 2 years to complete let's say. Then, I learnt that Seattle
forwards its regional level LC applications to SFrancisco. So the
latter's regional times apply. SF is stuck at March 2003 for RIR
regional. That means it'll take 1.5 years of regional once it gets to
SF.

SF has fast state processing, and really slow regional. Seattle has
really slow state processing and uses SF's regional. Which means,
Seattle uses the worst of both worlds??

Could anyone please confirm this. If PERM doesn't come in the next few
years, then dumping my 2 years of GC processing in SF and moving to
Seattle to wait 4-5 years for my GC wouldn't make much sense.

Let me know if this guesswork makes sense. It'll really help me
decide.

Cheers,
Vinod.
Your conclusion is correct. I applied for RIR in Seattle in July 2002. My case was processed out of Seattle on August 2004, and now it is in the SF regional office. The sad part is that I think it probably took the person who reviewed my application may be an hour to forward my application to SF, after setting their collecting dust for 2 years.

If I were you, if your job in SF is decent, I wouldn't leave to Seattle and start from square one.
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Old Oct 26th 2004, 11:39 am
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Default Re: Seattle Labor Certification Processing.

Yep. LC is real slow in Seattle.

"Vinod" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I am thinking of accepting a job offer from a Seattle based firm.
    > However, I am currently employed in San Francisco with about 1.5 years
    > of GC RIR processing already done. I learnt something about the
    > Seattle processing which, if true, would seriously make me consider
    > not accepting this offer.
    > Per http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/foreign/times.asp , the
    > Seattle state processing for RIR is stuck in Oct 2002, and should take
    > about 2 years to complete let's say. Then, I learnt that Seattle
    > forwards its regional level LC applications to SFrancisco. So the
    > latter's regional times apply. SF is stuck at March 2003 for RIR
    > regional. That means it'll take 1.5 years of regional once it gets to
    > SF.
    > SF has fast state processing, and really slow regional. Seattle has
    > really slow state processing and uses SF's regional. Which means,
    > Seattle uses the worst of both worlds??
    > Could anyone please confirm this. If PERM doesn't come in the next few
    > years, then dumping my 2 years of GC processing in SF and moving to
    > Seattle to wait 4-5 years for my GC wouldn't make much sense.
    > Let me know if this guesswork makes sense. It'll really help me
    > decide.
    > Cheers,
    > Vinod.
 
Old Oct 26th 2004, 5:25 pm
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Default Re: Seattle Labor Certification Processing.

You might as well ignore that information. The LC process is being
revamped, and I think it is unlikely that the state will even be involved
any more two years from now. In fact, DOL recently said that this will
happen even if PERM doesn't materialize.

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 09:53:21 -0700, Vinod wrote:

    > I am thinking of accepting a job offer from a Seattle based firm.
    > However, I am currently employed in San Francisco with about 1.5 years
    > of GC RIR processing already done. I learnt something about the
    > Seattle processing which, if true, would seriously make me consider
    > not accepting this offer.
    >
    > Per http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/foreign/times.asp , the
    > Seattle state processing for RIR is stuck in Oct 2002, and should take
    > about 2 years to complete let's say. Then, I learnt that Seattle
    > forwards its regional level LC applications to SFrancisco. So the
    > latter's regional times apply. SF is stuck at March 2003 for RIR
    > regional. That means it'll take 1.5 years of regional once it gets to
    > SF.
    >
    > SF has fast state processing, and really slow regional. Seattle has
    > really slow state processing and uses SF's regional. Which means,
    > Seattle uses the worst of both worlds??
    >
    > Could anyone please confirm this. If PERM doesn't come in the next few
    > years, then dumping my 2 years of GC processing in SF and moving to
    > Seattle to wait 4-5 years for my GC wouldn't make much sense.
    >
    > Let me know if this guesswork makes sense. It'll really help me
    > decide.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Vinod.

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