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Key Points 
  • Through February 2021 DOL was adjudicating PERM applications from July 2020 and earlier
  • DOL is conducting audit reviews for applications filed in March 2020 and reviewing appeals for consideration from October 2020 and earlier
  • Average PERM processing times are posted for adjudication and audit review
Overview 
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has announced updates for processing permanent labor certification (PERM) applications.
What are the Changes? 
As of February 28, 2021, DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in July 2020 and earlier. The agency was conducting audit reviews for applications filed in March 2020 or before, and it was reviewing appeals for consideration that were filed in October 2020 or earlier.
By the end of February, average PERM processing times were 219 days for adjudication and 341 days for audit review.
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