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 November 30, 2018.

Processing QueueRequest DateStatus*
H-1BAugust 2018Current
H-2BNovember 2018Current
PERMAugust 2018Current
Submission Date
RedeterminationsH-1B – October 2018
PERM – October 2018
Current
Center Director ReviewsH-1B – None Pending
PERM – November 2018
H-2B – October 2018
Current

*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 November 30, 2018.

Processing QueuePriority Dates
MonthYear
Analyst ReviewsSeptember 2018Current
Audit ReviewMay 2018Current
Reconsideration Requests to the COOctober 2018Current
Gov’t Error ReconsiderationsCurrent

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