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 October 31, 2017.

Processing QueueRequest DateStatus*
H-1BAugust 2017Current
H-2BOctober 2017Current
PERMSeptember 2017Current
Submission Date
RedeterminationsH-1B – October 2017
PERM – October 2017
Center Director ReviewsPERM / H-1B- September 2017
H-2B – October 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 October 31, 2017.

Processing QueuePriority Dates
Analyst ReviewsJuly 2017Current
Audit ReviewMarch 2017Current
Reconsideration Requests to the COOctober 2017Current
Gov’t Error ReconsiderationsCurrent

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