What information will the employer need to provide?

During the site visit, the FDNS officer will normally verify information contained in a specific immigration petition, regardless of the number of H-1B/L-1 petitions filed by the employer. The FDNS officer will normally have a copy of the petition. The FDNS officer will usually request to speak with the employer’s representative who signed the Form I-129. However, because the site visit is unannounced, if this representative is not available, the FDNS officer will then ask to speak with another employer representative, such as a Human Resources Manager. When speaking with the employer’s representative, the FDNS officer may ask the employer’s representative for specific information about the company, including, but not limited to, the employer’s business, locations, and number of employees. The FDNS officer may request to review a copy of the company’s tax returns, quarterly wage reports, and/or other company documentation to evidence that it is a bona fide business. The FDNS officer may also request confirmation that the signature on the Form I-129 petition is genuine. The FDNS officer usually will request detailed information about the nonimmigrant’s title, job duties, work location, and salary. The FDNS officer may also request to review a copy of the nonimmigrant’s most recent paystub and last Form W-2. So far, FDNS officers have not been requesting to review the Labor Condition Application (LCA) Public Access file. The FDNS officer may also request information about the number of H-1B/L-1 petitions that the employer has previously filed and information about the employer’s immigration counsel. After speaking with the employer’s representative, the FDNS officer may then request a tour of the employer’s facility. During the tour, the FDNS officer may take photographs of the facility.