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PERM Processing Time & NPWC Processing Times

DOL Processing Times For PERM And Prevailing Wage Determinations

The Department of Labor administers and processes PERM Labor Certification applications for the immigrant visa process, Labor Condition Applications for the H-1B/H-1B1/E-3 process and applications for Temporary Employment Certification for the H-2B. In support of these applications, the DOL's National Prevailing Wage Center issues prevailing wage determinations for PERM, H-1B, H-1B1, H-2B and E-3.

The table below provides processing times that have been issued by the DOL in relation to Prevailing Wage Requests for H-1B, H-2B and PERM applications, and PERM application processing time including Audit Reviews, Requests for Reconsideration and Government Error Reconsiderations.

NPWC Processing Times

The following table shows the processing times for Prevailing Wage Requests at the NPWC as of August 31, 2017.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B June 2017 Current
H-2B August  2017 Current
PERM June 2017 Current
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B - August 2017
PERM - August 2017
Current
Center Director Reviews PERM / H-1B - July 2017
H-2B - August 2017
Current

*Current: H-1B in process, H-2B in process, PERM in process.

PERM Processing Times

The following table shows the processing times for PERM application as of August 31, 2017.

Processing Queue Priority Dates
Month Year
Analyst Reviews June 2017
Audit Review February 2017
Reconsideration Requests to the CO August 2017
Gov't Error Reconsiderations Current

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