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 March 31, 2024.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B November 2023 June 2023
H-2B February 2024 March 2024
PERM October 2023 March 2023
CW-1 February 2024 NA
Submission Date
Redeterminations H-1B – November 2023
PERM – November 2023
Center Director Reviews CW-1 – None Pending
H-1B – August 2023
PERM – August 2023
H-2B – November 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 March 31, 2024.

Processing Queue Priority Dates
Month Year
Analyst Review March 2023 Current
Audit Review December 2022 Current
Reconsideration Requests to the CO May 2023 Current
Gov’t Error Reconsiderations Current

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