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 February 29, 2020.

Processing QueueRequest DateStatus*
H-1BNovember 2019Current
H-2BFebruary 2020Current
PERMNovember 2019Current
CW-1February 2020Current
Submission Date
RedeterminationsH-1B – January 2020
PERM – January 2020
Center Director ReviewsCW-1 – None Pending
H-1B – February 2020
PERM – February 2020
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 February 29, 2020.

Processing QueuePriority Dates
Analyst ReviewsOctober 2019Current
Audit ReviewJune 2019Current
Reconsideration Requests to the CODecember 2019Current
Gov’t Error ReconsiderationsCurrent

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