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 December 31, 2017.
|Processing Queue||Request Date||Status*|
|Redeterminations||H-1B – December 2017|
PERM – November 2017
|Center Director Reviews||PERM / H-1B- November 2017|
H-2B – December 2017
*Current: H-1B in process, H-2B in process, PERM in process.
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PERM Processing Times
The following table shows the processing times for PERM application as of December 31, 2017.
|Processing Queue||Priority Dates|
|Analyst Reviews||August 2017||Current|
|Audit Review||May 2017||Current|
|Reconsideration Requests to the CO||December 2017||Current|
|Gov’t Error Reconsiderations||Current|
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