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 March 31, 2019.

Processing QueueRequest DateStatus*
H-1BDecember 2018Current
H-2BMarch 2019Current
PERMDecember 2018Current
Submission Date
RedeterminationsH-1B – March 2019
PERM – January 2019
Current
Center Director ReviewsH-1B – None Pending
PERM – March 2019
H-2B – February 2019
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 March 31, 2019.

Processing QueuePriority Dates
MonthYear
Analyst ReviewsDecember 2018Current
Audit ReviewSeptember 2018Current
Reconsideration Requests to the CODecember 2018Current
Gov’t Error ReconsiderationsCurrent

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