PERM Processing Updates Issued by DOL

March 10, 2021 Anne Walsh

Key Points

  • As of February 28, 2021, the DOL reported it was adjudicating PERM applications filed in July 2020 and audit review for PERM applications filed in March 2020
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in October 2020
  • Average PERM processing times were posted for adjudication and audit review
  • PERM processing times were slightly longer for adjudication and audit review in February 2021 compared to January 2021

Overview

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced updates for processing permanent labor certification (PERM) applications.

What are the Changes?

PERM processing times were slightly longer in February 2021 compared to the previous month, which had average processing times of 207 days for adjudication and 339 days for audit review. By the end of February, average PERM processing times were 219 days for adjudication and 341 days for audit review.


Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Anne Walsh, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com), Envoy’s affiliated law firm.

Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.

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