NOTE: This article has been updated to provide the latest information on PERM and PWD processing times available from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
- The DOL has updated prevailing wage determination (PWD) and permanent labor certification (PERM) processing times
- Average PERM processing times were several weeks longer compared to June 2022 based on DOL data
- Average PERM PWD processing times were the same as June 2022 based on DOL data
What are the Changes for PERM?
As of July 31, 2022, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in or before December 2021. The agency was conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in or before October 2021 and reviewing appeals for reconsideration filed in or before March 2022.
Average PERM processing times were 221 days for adjudication, which is about three weeks longer than in June. The average PERM processing time for audit review was 296 days, which is slightly longer than the previous month.
What are the Changes for PWD?
As of July 31, 2022, the DOL was processing PERM PWD requests filed in January 2022 for determinations based on DOL wage data and December 2021 for determinations based on other submitted wage sources. The DOL was processing PERM PWD redetermination requests for cases filed in April 2022.
This article is updated on a monthly basis to reflect updates to PERM and PWD processing times. Please visit the DOL’s website for additional information.
Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Susannah Nichols, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates (GIA), one of the two independent U.S. law firms Envoy exclusively works with on the Envoy Platform (the "U.S. Law Firms").
Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.
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