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Key Points

  • As of June 30, 2021, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in January 2021 and conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in August 2020
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in March
  • Average PERM processing times were posted for adjudication and audit review
  • PERM processing times were slightly shorter for adjudication and audit review in June 2021 compared to May 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 shorter in June 2021 compared to the previous month. By the end of June, average PERM processing times were 179 days for adjudication and 334 days for audit review.

Looking Ahead

This article is updated monthly to reflect updates to PERM and PWD processing times. Please visit the DOL’s website for additional information.

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