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Key Points

  • As of May 31, 2021, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in December 2020 and conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in July 2020
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in February
  • Average PERM processing times were posted for adjudication and audit review
  • PERM processing times were slightly shorter for adjudication and audit review in May 2021 compared to April 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 May 2021 compared to the previous month. By the end of April, average PERM processing times were 199 days for adjudication and 339 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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