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This article was published on February 15, 2022, and updated on March 9, 2022, April 6, 2022, May 9, 2022, and June 6, 2022, to reflect new information.

Key Points

  • As of May 31, 2022, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in November 2021 and conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in September 2021
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in January 2022
  • Average PERM processing times were posted for adjudication and audit review

Overview

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released its monthly processing time updates for permanent labor certification (PERM) applications.

What are the Changes?

PERM processing times were slightly shorter in May 2022 compared to the previous month. By the end of the month, average PERM processing times were 191 days for adjudication. The average processing time for audit review was 278 days, which is slightly shorter than in April 2022.

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.

Update from May 9, 2022

Key Points

  • As of April 30, 2022, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in October 2021 and conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in August 2021
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in December 2021
  • Average PERM processing times were posted for adjudication and audit review

Overview

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released its monthly processing time updates for permanent labor certification (PERM) applications.

What are the Changes?

PERM processing times were slightly longer in April 2022 compared to the previous month. By the end of the month, average PERM processing times were 192 days for adjudication. The average processing time for audit review was 283 days, which is unchanged from March 2022.

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.

Update from April 6, 2022:

Key Points

  • As of March 31, 2022, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in September 2021 and conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in July 2021
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in October 2021
  • Average PERM processing times were posted for adjudication and audit review

Overview

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released its monthly processing time updates for permanent labor certification (PERM) applications.

What are the Changes?

PERM processing times were slightly longer in March 2022 compared to the previous month. By the end of the month, average PERM processing times were 182 days for adjudication and 283 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.

Update From March 9, 2022:

Key Points

  • As of February 28, 2022, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in September 2021 and conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in June 2021
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in September 2021
  • Average PERM processing times were posted for adjudication and audit review

Overview

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released its monthly processing time updates for permanent labor certification (PERM) applications.

What are the Changes?

PERM processing times were slightly longer in February 2022 compared to the previous month. By the end of February, average PERM processing times were 178 days for adjudication and 292 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.

Original Post From February 15, 2022:

Key Points

  • As of January 31, 2022, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in August 2021 and conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in April 2021
  • The DOL also reported it was processing reconsideration requests filed in August 2021
  • Average PERM processing times were posted for adjudication and audit review

Overview

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released its monthly processing time updates for permanent labor certification (PERM) applications.

What are the Changes?

PERM processing times were slightly longer in January 2022 compared to the previous month. By the end of January, average PERM processing times were 169 days for adjudication and 301 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.

Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Dmitri Pikman, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners and Frank Fogelbach, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Sources: US Department of Labor

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