Some Employment Based Green Card applicants need to go through the process of Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) before they start filing Green Card applications (Form I-140) with USCIS. As part of the Green Card Process, such applicants need to file the PERM Application, including prevailing wage determination (PWD) applications with the US Department of Labor (DOL).
Due to the complexity of the PERM process, the processing times of PERM and PWDs can take more than a few months. It can be painful to wait. We at H1BGrader have curated the data from the past and track the PERM processing times regularly to predict the processing time for your PERM application. This article covers those details and how it works and how you can use the same to predict your Green Card PERM processing time.
To get more context on Green Cards and PERM processing, you may read the below articles about Green Card Processing:
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- Search, View Green Card PERM Labor Certification Details, Processing Times History
Visit DOL Green Card PERM Processing Times for the latest processing times and predict your processing time.
Average PERM Processing Times Trend
The US DOL publishes regularly the average number of days it took to process PERM applications both for normal and audit review. We at H1BGrader.com manually curated historical data to provide you with an understanding of how long it takes to process the PERM application and predict the same for your case.
Below is the screenshot of the actual PERM processing time trend from H1BGrader PERM processing data page. Based on the below chart, we observe that the processing times are on an upward trend. Even normal processing times are taking close to 9-10 months now. PERM Applications that are picked for audit review can take more than a year.
PERM – Avg. Processing Time by Month
How to Predict Green Card PERM Processing Times?
In order to predict Green Card PERM processing times, all you need to do is enter when the PERM was submitted with the US Department of Labor and the Case Number, if you know it.
Step 1 – Go to PERM Prediction Link: Click on the link to PERM Processing Prediction Tool
Step 2 – Enter Details of PERM: Enter your PERM Submitted date with US DOL and the PERM case number. This usually starts with ‘A’ and will have ten digits followed and enter the submitted date with DOL. The PERM case number is optional. It looks like in the below screenshot.
Step 3 – Submit Data: Once the details are entered, click on ‘Submit’ to get the predictions from our intelligence engine.
Step 4 – Prediction Results: You should see a table with the details presented around predicted PERM processing times for normal and audit processing that is relevant for your case. Below is a screenshot of the results in tabular format.
Also, the average processing times trend graph is updated with the PERM processing prediction dates, including your submission date, to reflect your predicted processing times. The markings in the graph represent the submitted date, normal processing times, and audit processing times for your PERM application with US DOL.
Below is the screenshot of the predicted processing times for your case
We at H1BGrader.com strongly believe that this tool would help ease some of your pressure in knowing when your PERM application decision will be known. This tool is built with inputs from community members like you.
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