Current PERM Processing time in Days

iCERT Case Type PERM Processing Time 2019 (Days) Timeline - Processing applications received on or before
PERM Prevailing Wage Determination 131+ days May 2019
PERM Analyst Review (Clean Cases) 66+ days Jun 2019
PERM Audit Cases 224+ days Jan 2019
PERM Reconsideration Cases 100+ days May 2019

These latest PERM approval processing time delays are for H1B work visas applicants based on their ETA Form 9089 filing.

The approvals for clean cases are taking as long as 5 months after filing by Doleta (U.S. Department of Labor).

PERM Processing Date Updated Daily

The graph and spreadsheet below is updated daily automatically at mid-night and have the MOST updated information.

PERM Delays - Contact for Status if delayed more than 3 months

It is possible that DOL may be completing the processing of applications filed prior to the month shown above.
If your application was filed more than 3 months prior to the month posted, you may contact DOL Helpdesk for a status on the application at

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PERM is the first step in employment based Green card application. PERM is also commonly known as Labor certification.


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Hi @Anil_Gupta, I am looking for PERM / Labor processing time.
Is this updated?

Hi @bhushanbrb

I just updated. Thanks for the reminder.

No idea why PWD take so so long … is longer than analyst the PERM filed lol

Is it strange to still not have the PWD result which was filed in Sep 2018 returned? The updated date is on Oct 2018 already. Thanks.

Hi @Stevolg
Check with your employer as they can check the status of your application with DOL.
You should have got the result by now.

Hi Anil

I see that currently PERM/Labor is taking 123 days as per above chart?
Which means if someone filed today it will take minimum 123 days.

How about if someone filed in month of Feb 2019 last week, how much time it will take best and worst case

Hi @sam

As per my estimate, you can expect your PERM approval by June 2019 second week end.

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My Current Employer has started my GC Processing and as a part of process they filed the Prevailing Wage for me on 13-Dec-2018 and it is still in processing stage.
We did not hear back anything from DOL.
Can someone let me know if this is what others are facing.?? (It is almost 5 months now)

Hi @Vinay_G

You can expect to get your PERM approval anytime now. There are many people who are waiting from Dec 2018 filing though.

Don’t worry. You are not alone.

Hi Anil,

My Employer mentioned that this is not PERM Approval.
This is just Prevailing Wage Determination which is very first step before applying for PERM.
After they obtain Prevailing Wage then they will apply for PERM.
Can you please suggest that does this take some much time? or if i am missing something here.


Oops. My mistake, I read PERm instead of PWD.

The time is same for PWD too. You can check on top of this page.

ok…Thanks for Info.
Do you know any idea why there is a much delay from DOL side?
Is there any was to expediate this?