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 May 31, 2019.

Processing QueueRequest DateStatus*
H-1BFebruary 2019Current
H-2BMay 2019Current
PERMFebruary 2019Current
Submission Date
RedeterminationsH-1B – May 2019
PERM – April 2019
Center Director ReviewsH-1B – None Pending
PERM – April 2019
H-2B – May 2019

*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 May 31, 2019.

Processing QueuePriority Dates
Analyst ReviewsApril 2019Current
Audit ReviewNovember 2018Current
Reconsideration Requests to the COFebruary 2019Current
Gov’t Error ReconsiderationsCurrent

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