Step 1: An application must be filed with the state labor office. The application must include proof that the employer’s need for workers is temporary.
Step 2: A labor certification must be obtained from the Regional Department of Labor stating that no U.S. workers are available to the employer. This step requires advertising in the local area newspaper.
Step 3: A petition with the labor certification attached is filed with the USCIS.
Step 4: The USCIS issues the Petition Approval and notifies the appropriate U.S. Consulate.