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 December 31, 2019.

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

*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 December 31, 2019.

Processing QueuePriority Dates
Analyst ReviewsSeptember 2019Current
Audit ReviewApril  2019Current
Reconsideration Requests to the COJuly 2019Current
Gov’t Error ReconsiderationsCurrent

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