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 January 31, 2021.

Processing Queue Request Date Status*
H-1B August 2020 Current
H-2B January 2021 Current
PERM August 2020 Current
CW-1 January 2021 Current
Submission Date
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
Month Year
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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