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 April 30, 2022.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B October 2021 Current
H-2B March 2022 Current
PERM October 2021 Current
CW-1 March 2022 Current
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B – February 2022
PERM – February 2022
Current
Center Director Reviews CW-1 – March 2022
H-1B – None Pending
PERM – March 2022
H-2B – None Pending
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 April 30, 2022.

Processing Queue Priority Dates
Month Year
Analyst Review October 2021 Current
Audit Review August 2021 Current
Reconsideration Requests to the CO December 2021 Current
Gov’t Error Reconsiderations Current

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