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 January 31, 2018.

Processing QueueRequest DateStatus*
H-1BSeptember 2018Current
H-2BJanuary 2019Current
PERMSeptember 2018Current
Submission Date
RedeterminationsH-1B – November 2018
PERM – November 2018
Center Director ReviewsH-1B – None Pending
PERM – December 2018
H-2B – December 2018

*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 January 2019, 2018.

Processing QueuePriority Dates
Analyst ReviewsOctober 2018Current
Audit ReviewJuly 2018Current
Reconsideration Requests to the COOctober 2018Current
Gov’t Error ReconsiderationsCurrent

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