Total time taken by PERM + i140 to be approved before H1B 6 years?

(Anonymous) #1

Hi Anil,

My PWD was filed on Nov 9, 2018. It seems that I should expect to hear back end of Feb or early Mar.

My employer has yet to start the recruiting process since they wanted to wait for the PWD first.

My H1B will expire on Apr 2, 2020 (all 6 years without recapturing time outside of the US), do you think we have enough time to take care of the PERM so they can extend my H1B beyond the 6 years?


(Anil Gupta) #2

If your employer can file PERM on or before April 1, 2019, then you will be eligible for H1B 1 year extension based on pending PERM, if PERM takes time.

I have covered the PERM pending scenarios here:

But, usually, PERM + i140 (in premium) should be approved in about 10 months, if there are no PERM audits or i140 RFEs.