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 January 31, 2021.
|Processing Queue||Request Date||Status*|
|Redeterminations||H-1B – January 2021
PERM – December 2020
|Center Director Reviews||CW-1 – December 2020
H-1B – None Pending
PERM – December 2020
H-2B – December 2020
*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 January 31, 2021.
|Processing Queue||Priority Dates|
|Analyst Reviews||July 2020||Current|
|Audit Review||March 2020||Current|
|Reconsideration Requests to the CO||September 2020||Current|
|Gov’t Error Reconsiderations||Current|
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