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Current DOL Processing Times
PERM Processing Times (as of 10/31/2019)
Processing Queue Priority Dates being Adjudicated
Month Year
Analyst Review: July 2019
Audit Review: February 2019
Reconsideration Requests: May 2019
     
Determinations Average Number of Days to Process PERM Applications
Month Calendar Days
Analyst Review: August 2019 70
Audit Review: March 2019 239

Notes:

  • Analyst Review: Regular PERM Processing
  • Audits: PERM applications that have been flagged or randomly selected for manual review
  • Reconsideration Requests: PERM applications that have been decided (often rejected) but are being reconsidered at the request of employers
  • DOL Error Reconsiderations: PERM applications that have been rejected due to alleged U.S. government errors
  • Current: No backlog (request is immediately reviewed)
NPWC Processing Times (as of 10/31/2019)
  Processing Queue Redeterminations Center Director Reviews
Request Date Submission Date Submission Date
H-1B July 2019 October 2019 October 2019
H-2B August 2019   October 2019
PERM: July 2019 October 2019 October 2019
CW-1 October 2019   None Pending

NPWC - The National Prevailing Wage Center.

The PERM Labor Certification Program is administered by the Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), at its Atlanta National Processing Center (NPC).

The Analyst Review and Audit dates posted on iCERT above reflect the month and year in which cases were filed that are now being adjudicated at the Atlanta National Processing Center. *The Reconsideration Request to the CO dates posted on iCERT above reflect the month and year in which cases that are now being reviewed at the Atlanta National Processing Center were appealed. For various reasons, DOL may be completing the processing of applications filed prior to the month posted on iCERT. If your application was filed more than 3 months prior to the month posted, you may contact our Helpdesk for a status on the application at plc.atlanta@dol.gov.

The Analyst Review and Audit Review determination processing times on iCERT above reflect the amount of time to process applications for the month. The actual processing time for each employer PERM application may vary from the average depending on the material facts and circumstances. OFLC is only reporting the average processing time for all PERM applications for the most recent month.

Your PERM application, once submitted online, will receive an iCERT case number. Your employer or attorney will be able to use this receipt number to check your PERM status online.

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