Current PERM Processing Time 2021 (Check Case Status)

Written by AM22Tech Team
  AM22Tech Team    Updated  23 Jul, 21




PERM Processing Time Today: 23 Jul

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4 month 26 days

Time Taken

21 Jul, 21

Approval Date

25 Feb, 21

Receipt Date

Fastest PWD

6 month 19 days

Receipt: 04 Jan, 21

Fastest PERM Audit

10 month 24 days

Receipt: 01 Sep, 20

Fastest PERM Reconsider

3 month 22 days

Receipt: 01 Apr, 21

Total Max Out Time

Job Ad + PWD + PERM + i140

with i140 in Premium 1 year 2 month 10 days

75d
199d
146d
15d

with i140 in Regular 1 year 11 month 27 days

75d
199d
146d
302d


PERM Case Status Check

Enter your PERM case number to estimate approval time. You can also check the PERM approvals that are being tracked.

Use your PERM ETA case number to check your PERM approval status with this app. The PERM case number starts with the letter ‘A’ to mean the Atlanta service center.


Estimate PERM Approval Time (Tracker & Cases Like Me) >

Is PERM the first step in US green card process?

PERM is the first step in the US green card process.

PWD and PERM approval is required for H1B (EB2, EB3) and L work visas applicants based on their ETA Form 9089 filing with DOL.

Does USCIS process PERM?

USCIS does not process PERM. Permanent labor is processed by DOL.

Can I apply PERM in premium processing?

There is no premium processing available for the PERM application. i140 application has premium and can be used to speed up filing 7th-year H1B extension if you are near your max out time.

How to contact DOL if PERM is delayed?

Your employer can contact DOL Helpdesk for a status on the application at plc.atlanta@dol.gov. An employee cannot call DOL for checking PERM status.

How many cases are selected for PERM Audit?

Permanent Labor Certification auditing is done for 30% of cases by requesting job advertisements and employer documents.

US department of labor (DOL) also conducts supervised recruitment to find fraud.

Can I apply H1B 7th year extension with pending PERM?

You can file an H1B 7th-year extension (after completing a 6-year quota) if your PERM has been pending for more than 365 days including audit time.

Can I apply H1B 7th year extension with Approved PERM?

You can apply for an H1B 7th-year extension if your approved PERM was filed more than 365 days ago on the last day of the H1B 6th year.

As a solution to this problem, attorneys suggest to re-capture vacation time spent outside the USA and extend your 6th year-end date.

Check PERM on DOL Site?

You cannot track your PERM status online on the official DOL FLAG website as it can only be accessed by your employer or attorney.

There are other ways to find the current PERM processing time though:

#1 DOL Disclosure Data

DOL shares the PERM approval data on its disclosure data page quarterly in an excel sheet format. You can download and see past PERM case details. This data is usually delayed by 3 months but is the official source of truth.

PERM DOL approved cases search
PERM DOL approved cases search

You can search through these DOL official data without downloading the excel using AM22Tech’s verified PERM cases app here. This app automatically saves the official data as and when it is uploaded by DOL every quarter.

#2 AM22Tech PERM Processing Time

AM22Tech collects PERM approval data shared by users on various online forms and merges it with DOL’s official PERM disclosure data to show you the current PERM processing time.

PERM processing time am22tech estimate
PERM processing time am22tech estimate

The app also has a feature to give you an estimated PERM approval time based on the cases that have been approved around your own case. The app does the heavy lifting of keeping track of all cases around your PERM and shows the best possible date.

PERM processing time - cases like me
PERM processing time – cases like me

You can also find out the estimated H1B max out time if you start your PWD, PERM and i140 processes today.

#3 Trackkit.com

This Online tracking forum shows the user-contributed PERM case data. The data is crowdsourced too and is popular among Indian employment-based applicants.

PERM Case Number

The number is assigned to your PERM case when your employer or attorney creates the case in the online DOL system for the first time. Your employer may or may not submit the case on the same day to DOl for approval.

PERM Analyst review means that your case is worked on by DOL Analyst.

PERM A number and i140 A number are different and have different purpose:

  • PERM ETA Case Number format is A-NNNNN-NNNNN with 10 digits
  • The Alien number (also called A number) under the beneficiary section on I-140 Approval Notice is A-NNN-NNN-NNN with 9 digits.

PERM Status Meaning

# CERTIFIED

PERM certified status means it has been approved and is valid for 180 days from the date of approval.



# CERTIFIED EXPIRED

PERM certified expired means that PERM was approved but was not used within 6 months to file i140 with USCIS.

  • This PERM has expired and a new PERM should be filed to get a new Green card priority date.
  • It is possible to request the same priority date from the old expired PERM but USCIS may or may not port the date. It depends on USCIS discretion.

Many people have also reported that their i140 was approved after PERM but the status still shows as ‘Certified Expired’ on the DOL website and in the above case status check. There is no need to worry as it is possible that the DOL database is not updated and is showing wrong information.

# WITHDRAWN

PERM application was withdrawn by employer.

# DENIED

PERM application was denied by DOL.

PERM Green Card Priority Date

Your US Green card priority date is the date when you file your PERM application with DOL and not the date when the case was created online.

#1 Employment Based

If your GC needs PERM labor certification, the green card priority date is the date on which the DOL receives ETA Form 9089 (PERM application form).



If your GC does not need labor certification like EB1 and NIW cases, the priority date is the date of filing form I-140, I-526, or I-360.

#2 Family Based Green Cards

The GC priority date is the date U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives the Form I-130 petition.

Experience letter for PERM – Skill Letter

Use a PERM experience letter sample to get skills listed on the old employer’s letterhead as employment verification.

This may be needed to prove your skills for the job description that is relevant for your PERM application if your case is selected for PERM Auditing. The letter also explains how to write a job description for PERM.

Normally, 30% of PERM applications are selected randomly for Audit.





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Recent discussion on forum

  1. djman
    djman

    When will DOL update PERM processing times on their website? Currently they are still showing as of 11/30/2020. Hopefully the PERM processing time got shorter than 4 months by now.


  2. ssunilkumar559
    ssunilkumar559

    I looked at DOL website for the perm information. I went into “About Us” Tab -> “Budgeting, Performance and Planning” section. I couldn’t find any information related to perm. Can you please let me know where to see the perm processing information ?


  3. djman
    djman

    It shows that DOL is still processing June applications. DOL updated the days to 175 for December applications which means subtract the number of days from 175 and you get your processing time per month and date. See Analyst review under perm processing time on this link.


  4. ssunilkumar559
    ssunilkumar559

    thank you for the reply, got it.


  5. Rico
    Rico

    Hello , my question is that if I can travel to US with a tourist visa that I have , while my PERM is almost ready to be certified ? Feb 9 or before then , according to this web page.

    Thank you
    Rico.


  6. anil_am22
    anil_am22

    Hi @Rico

    It is better to wait for your PERM approval and not travel to the US on B1/B2 visa.


  7. Rico
    Rico

    Thank you Anil. Very helpful your reply.


  8. djman
    djman

    Hi Anil, I have seen some case numbers that appear here for a brief time saying cases approved for end of July and some for August 2020. Why do those case get removed after 1 or 2 days of being posted here? Are people who posted them removing them? It would be nice to know the reality of where DOL is right now because it definitely seems like they are already done with June cases by saying 175 days processing time for case filed in December


  9. anil_am22
    anil_am22

    It is possible that users delete the cases themselves as there is an option to delete their case. The app picks up the most recent cases automatically every minute.


  10. LeighEmman3323
    LeighEmman3323

    Hi Anil,

    Please could you clarify the audit processing time. At the moment it is approx 317 days as per flag.dol website.

    Does that mean 317 days from your Priority Date or 317 days from the date you responded to the audit?

    Your answer to this would be so helpful

    Thanks in advance


  11. Sarveswar_Rao_Vanka
    Sarveswar_Rao_Vanka

    What is “Analyst Review” , Is my PERM Still pending ? My PERM was submitted on SEP 2020.


  12. Gulmohar_Chayande
    Gulmohar_Chayande

    How long does it take for Perm audit to get conclusion?



  13. manny01
    manny01

    In my case what are the chances of perm approval, i need to leave US before may-15th. Tracker App shows Apr-1st as expected date, not sure how accurate is that. What are the others options i have to stay in US?
    Thanks in advance! and thanks again for helping us with valuable answers and advice. :slight_smile:


  14. meet2nish
    meet2nish

    Perm filed on Dec 2, 2020. Max out date is in Aug 2021. Any chances to get the approval soon?


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