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Processing time for a PERM Labor Certification

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What is the current processing time for a PERM Labor Certification? Does this depend on the EB2/EB3 category?

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It depends on whether it is selected for an audit or not.

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My colleague is correct.

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My colleague is correct - it depends on whether or not selected for an audit. One to two months with no audit, but can be two years with an audit.

Preference category (EB-2/EB-3) doesn't impact labor cert processing time at all, or I-1409 processing time really. After I-140 processing time, it significantly impacts wait time before the final stage can be processed.

Speak with an attorney for further guidance.


I agree; the audit will result in increased wait.

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Currently DOL is processing July 2011 cases. If audited the case will fall behind to February 2011- which means that US DOL is currently processing cases that were audited... from February.
month. Good Luck with filing.