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Key Points
  • As of March 31, 2021, the DOL reported it was adjudicating PERM applications filed in August 2020 and audit review for PERM applications filed in April 2020
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in November 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 US 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 March 2021 compared to the previous month, which had average processing times of 219 days for adjudication and 341 days for audit review. By the end of March, average PERM processing times were 226 days for adjudication and 352 days for audit review.
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