PERM processing time is 3 months. PWD approval is taking 3 months.
PERM auditing is done for 30% of cases by requesting job advertisement and employer documents. DOl also conducts supervised recruitment to find fraud. Audit cases are taking 6 months for approval.
|ATLANTA||Approved Case Receipt Date||DOL Status Request|
|PERM Prevailing Wage Determination||14 Feb, 19|
3 month 3 days
|01 Jan, 19|
4 month 22 days
|PERM Analyst Review (Clean Cases)||20 Mar, 19|
2 month 3 days
|01 Feb, 19|
3 month 21 days
|PERM Audit Review||12 Nov, 18|
6 month 6 days
|01 Oct, 18|
7 month 24 days
|PERM Reconsideration Cases||10 Jan, 19|
4 month 5 days
|01 Dec, 18|
5 month 23 days
|Updated: 19:09 CST Next Update: 22:09 CST|
USCIS does not process PERM.
File H1B 7th year extension, PERM pending > 365 days
How long does PERM approval process can take in not in your hand but you can file H1B 7th year extension (after completing 6 year quota) with PERM pending > 365 days including Audit time.
Experience letter for PERM – Skill Letter
Use PERM experience letter sample to get skills listed on old employer’s letter head as an 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 job description for PERM.
Normally, 30% of PERM applications are selected randomly for Audit.
PERM in H1B 6th year – Can H1B be extended?
You cannot apply for H1B 7th year extension unless your PERM gets approved before your 6th year ends if you apply PERM during 6th year. PERM has to be either approved or pending (waiting) for more than 365 days on the last day of H1B 6th year.
As a solution to this problem, attorney’s suggest to re-capture vacation time spent outside USA and extend your 6th year end date.
There is no premium processing available for 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.
PERM Approval Delayed
If your application was filed more than 3 months prior to the date posted (raise SR) above, you may contact DOL Helpdesk for a status on the application at firstname.lastname@example.org.