US H1-B visa processing PERM

Latest Updates on PERM and H-1B Processing Times

June 10, 2024 | xpath.global

As of June 1, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) is actively reviewing PERM applications submitted in May 2023 or earlier. In addition, the DOL is processing audited cases with priority dates set for December 2022 or earlier. This process ensures that the applications submitted the longest time ago are being reviewed first, maintaining an organized and fair review system.

Standard Reconsideration Requests

For those who filed standard reconsideration requests, the DOL is currently addressing those submitted by August 2023 or earlier. This timeline provides applicants with a clear understanding of when they might expect their reconsideration requests to be processed.

Prevailing Wage Determinations (PWDs)

Prevailing Wage Determinations are a critical part of the PERM and H-1B application processes. As of June 1, 2024, the DOL has issued PWDs for:

PERM Prevailing Wage Requests:

– Occupational Employment Statistics (OES): Filed in December 2023

– Non-OES: Filed in April 2023

H-1B Prevailing Wage Requests:

– OES: Filed in January 2024

– Non-OES: Filed in June 2023

Processing of Prevailing Wage Redeterminations

The DOL is also managing the redetermination requests for prevailing wages. As of the latest update:

– PERM Prevailing Wage Redeterminations: Requested in December 2023

– H-1B Prevailing Wage Redeterminations: Requested in January 2024

Center Director Reviews

The DOL is currently processing requests for Center Director reviews for both PERM and H-1B applications submitted by August 2023. This step is crucial for applicants seeking further review and resolution of their cases.

Accessing Reports and Updates

For the most current and detailed information, applicants and interested parties should refer to the official DOL FLAG page. This resource provides up-to-date reports and processing times, ensuring transparency and access to necessary information.

Summary

The Department of Labor is making significant progress in reviewing and processing various PERM and H-1B applications and requests. By maintaining a structured timeline, the DOL helps ensure that all applications are handled fairly and efficiently. Applicants are encouraged to stay informed through the DOL FLAG page and other official communications.

Conclusion

Staying updated on the processing times and current status of PERM and H-1B applications is vital for applicants. This ensures they can manage expectations and make informed decisions about their immigration processes. The DOL’s commitment to transparency and timely updates plays a key role in facilitating a smooth application experience for all stakeholders.

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