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PAF- Public Access files for H-1B Employers

At we understand the importance of compliance and the complexities involved in the H-1B visa program. We are pleased to offer our specialized service of public access file preparation for H-1B employers. Our service aims to assist employers in fulfilling their legal obligations and ensuring compliance with the public access file requirements.

Our comprehensive service includes the following key features:

Expertise and Experience

Our team consists of experienced professionals who possess in-depth knowledge of the H-1B visa program and the specific requirements related to public access file preparation. We stay up to date with the latest regulations and guidelines to provide accurate and reliable services. We work closely with our clients to gather the necessary information and customize the public access file preparation accordingly. Our meticulous approach ensures that the file includes all the required elements, such as wage information, job descriptions, prevailing wage documentation, and other relevant supporting documents.

Document Review and Verification

Before finalizing the public access file, our team conducts a thorough review and verification process. We ensure that the information provided is accurate, consistent, and complies with the relevant regulations. Our goal is to minimize errors and omissions to help employers maintain compliance and avoid potential penalties or issues with the Department of Labor (DOL) or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Timely and Efficient Service

We understand the time-sensitive nature of public access file preparation. Our dedicated team works diligently to provide a prompt and efficient service, delivering completed files within the agreed-upon timeframe. By relying on our expertise, employers can focus on their core business responsibilities, knowing that their public access files are being handled professionally and promptly.

Compliance Assistance

In addition to file preparation, we strive to educate and support our clients in maintaining compliance with the H-1B program requirements. We offer guidance on best practices, regulatory updates, and any changes that may impact the public access file obligations. Our aim is to be a trusted partner and resource for employers navigating the complexities of the H-1B visa program.

Ongoing Support​

Throughout the process, our dedicated support team will be available to answer your queries, provide updates, and offer assistance whenever needed. We are committed to ensuring a smooth and efficient visa application journey for you.


Please note that our public access file preparation service is not a substitute for legal advice. We recommend employers consult with qualified immigration attorneys to address any specific legal questions or concerns related to their H-1B visa applications and compliance requirements. (Yes, we can connect you with experienced H-1B Immigration Attorneys if you are looking for reliable and affordable legal services)

Expert Connect

Contact us today to learn more about our public access file preparation service for H-1B employers. We look forward to assisting you in maintaining compliance and facilitating a smooth H-1B visa process.

Frequently Asked Questions?

You can find the most commonly asked questions and their answers right on this page. For any further doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.

PAF refers to the Public Access Files maintained by employers who sponsor H-1B visa holders. These files contain important documents and information related to H-1B employees, and they are required to be kept by the employer as per the regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The PAF for H-1B Employers typically includes the following documents:

  1. Certified Labor Condition Application (LCA): This is a key document that outlines the terms and conditions of employment, including wage rates, working conditions, and benefits.

  2. Wage and Benefit Statements: Employers must maintain records of the wage rates offered to the H-1B employees and any benefits provided to them.

  3. Prevailing Wage Determination: This document indicates the prevailing wage for the specific job in the geographic area where the H-1B employee will work.

  4. Job Posting Notice: Employers are required to post a notice of the job opportunity for at least 10 consecutive business days in two conspicuous locations at the worksite.

  5. Documentation of Recruitment Efforts: If the employer recruited U.S. workers for the H-1B position, documentation of those efforts must be included in the PAF.

  6. Copies of H-1B Petitions: The PAF should contain copies of the H-1B visa petitions filed by the employer on behalf of the sponsored employees.

The PAF is primarily intended for review by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during compliance audits and investigations. However, there are certain instances where other entities, such as the H-1B employees or their authorized representatives, can request access to the PAF under certain circumstances.

The PAF should be maintained for a minimum of one year beyond the last date of H-1B employment for each sponsored employee. It is recommended to retain the PAF for a longer duration to ensure compliance and to address any potential future audits or inquiries.

Failure to comply with the PAF requirements can result in penalties and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These may include fines, debarment from participating in immigration programs, and potential legal consequences. It is crucial for employers to maintain accurate and complete PAFs to ensure compliance with the regulations.

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