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 August 31, 2022.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B January 2022 January 2022
H-2B July 2022 June 2022
PERM January 2022 December 2021
CW-1 July 2022 NA
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B – April 2022
PERM – April 2022
Current
Center Director Reviews CW-1 – None Pending
H-1B – None Pending
PERM – July 2022
H-2B – JUly 2022
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 August 31, 2022.

Processing Queue Priority Dates
Month Year
Analyst Review January 2022 Current
Audit Review November 2021 Current
Reconsideration Requests to the CO April 2022 Current
Gov’t Error Reconsiderations Current

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