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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 May 31, 2017.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B March 2017 Current
H-2B May 2017 Current
PERM March 2017 Current
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B - May 2017
PERM - March 2017
Center Director Reviews PERM / H-1B - April 2017
H-2B - May 2017

*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 May 31, 2017.

Processing Queue Priority Dates
Month Year
Analyst Reviews March 2017
Audit Review November 2016
Reconsideration Requests to the CO May 2017
Gov't Error Reconsiderations Current

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