H-2B filing system goes back online

The iCert system for seasonal workers crashed Jan. 1 after an influx of applications.

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January 8, 2019

Following a week-long hiatus, the electronic filing system for seasonal guestworker visas went back online Monday at 2 p.m. EST, according to an update from the Department of Labor.

According to an article by Bloomberg Law, the iCERT system crashed Jan. 1 when it was overwhelmed with applications for 97,800 H-2B workers, leaving employers unable to start the process for obtaining foreign labor for the spring season.

To read more on the crash, read our past coverage. To see the DOL updates that the American Immigration Lawyers Assocation tracked regarding the iCert system, click here.