TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER No. 31-05
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 31-05
Procedures for Temporary Labor Certification in the Entertainment Industry under the H-2B Visa Program
This guidance letter and its attachments replace and supersede prior operating procedures and policy guidance within the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) for H-2B certifications in the entertainment industry, including attachments I - IV of ETA Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 4-03 (TEGL 4-03). This letter describes the special procedures in ETA governing the H-2B nonimmigrant labor certification process for temporary positions in the entertainment industry. This TEGL, as revised, identifies the Chicago National Processing Center as the Center designated to issue ETA determinations on applications for certification to employ temporary workers in the entertainment industry which are initially filed by employers with designated Offices Specializing in Entertainment (OSEs) within the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). This is the only substantive change from previous procedures, under which ETA’s New York City, Dallas, and San Francisco Regional Certifying Officers were designated to issue determinations on these applications.
FLC-NATIONAL PROCESSING CENTER DIRECTORS
FLC-BACKLOG ELIMINATION CENTER DIRECTORS
EMILY STOVER DeROCCO
Questions or inquiries should be addressed to ETA's Division of Foreign Labor Certification.