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 April 30, 2023.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B January 2022 February 2022
H-2B March 2023 January 2023
PERM January 2022 January 2022
CW-1 March 2023 NA
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B – November 2022
PERM – October 2022
Center Director Reviews CW-1 – April 2023
H-1B – None Pending
PERM – None Pending
H-2B – April 2023

*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 April 30, 2023.

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

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