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 June 30, 2021.
|Processing Queue||Request Date||Status*|
|Redeterminations||H-1B – May 2021
PERM – May 2021
|Center Director Reviews||CW-1 – None Pending
H-1B – None Pending
PERM – July 2021
H-2B – July 2021
*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 June 30, 2021.
|Processing Queue||Priority Dates|
|Analyst Reviews||January 2021||Current|
|Audit Review||August 2020||Current|
|Reconsideration Requests to the CO||March 2021||Current|
|Gov’t Error Reconsiderations||Current|
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