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 September 30, 2021.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B March 2021 Current
H-2B September 2021 Current
PERM February 2021 Current
CW-1 September 2021 Current
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B – August 2021
PERM – August 2021
Current
Center Director Reviews CW-1 – None Pending
H-1B – None Pending
PERM – September 2021
H-2B – September 2021
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 September 30, 2021.

Processing Queue Priority Dates
Month Year
Analyst Reviews May 2021 Current
Audit Review November 2020 Current
Reconsideration Requests to the CO May 2021 Current
Gov’t Error Reconsiderations Current

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