PERM processing time 2019
|ATLANTA SERVICE CENTER - DOL||Raise SR||Best Case Approval|
|PERM Prevailing Wage Determination receipt date||01 Oct, 18||16 Nov, 18|
|5 month 19 days||4 month|
01 Oct, 18 - 16 Nov, 18
169 days / 5 month
|PERM Analyst Review (Clean Cases) receipt date||01 Nov, 18||12 Dec, 18|
|4 month 18 days||2 month 29 days|
01 Nov, 18 - 12 Dec, 18
138 days / 4 month
|PERM Audit Review receipt date||01 Aug, 18||14 Sep, 18|
|7 month 20 days||6 month 1 days|
01 Aug, 18 - 14 Sep, 18
230 days / 7 month
|PERM Reconsideration Cases receipt date||01 Nov, 18||14 Dec, 18|
|4 month 18 days||3 month|
01 Nov, 18 - 14 Dec, 18
138 days / 4 month
|Updated: 12:00 CST Next Update: 15:00 CST|
USCIS does not process PERM.
PERM labor certification (or LCA) processing time is updated daily using official data from department of labor and average PERM best case processing time is shown using various other user driven tracker (like trackkit) forums online.
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 applied 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.
PERM Approval Premium Processing
There is no premium processing available for PERM application. i140 application has premium option though. Check current i140 processing time.
PERM Delays – Contact for Status if Waiting more than 90 days
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.