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Key Points
  • As of April 30, 2021, the DOL was adjudicating PERM applications filed in October 2020 and conducting audit reviews for PERM applications filed in June 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 shorter for adjudication and audit review in April 2021 compared to March 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 April 2021 compared to the previous month. By the end of April, average PERM processing times were 221 days for adjudication and 348 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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