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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 Time

The following table shows the processing times for Prevailing Wage Requests at the NPWC as of September 1, 2016.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B May 2016 Current
H-2B August 2016 Current
PERM May 2016 Current
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B / PERM - May 2016 Current
Center Director Reviews PERM / H-1B - May 2016
H-2B - August 2016

*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 September 1, 2016.

Processing Queue Priority Dates
Month Year
Analyst Reviews June 2016
Audit Review January 2015
Reconsideration Requests to the CO July 2016
Gov't Error Reconsiderations Current

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