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 February 28, 2018.
|Processing Queue||Request Date||Status*|
|Redeterminations||H-1B – January 2018|
PERM – January 2018
|Center Director Reviews||H-1B – None Pending|
PERM – December 2017
H-2B – February 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 February 28, 2018.
|Processing Queue||Priority Dates|
|Analyst Reviews||August 2017||Current|
|Audit Review||June 2017||Current|
|Reconsideration Requests to the CO||December 2017||Current|
|Gov’t Error Reconsiderations||Current|
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