PERM Processing Times (as of 02/28/2021)
Processing Queue Priority Date
Analyst Review July 2020
Audit Review March 2020
Reconsideration Request to the CO October 2020

These dates reflect the month and year in which cases were filed and are currently being adjudicated. The Reconsideration Request to the CO date reflects the month and year in which cases that are currently being reviewed were appealed. For various reasons, OFLC may be completing the processing of applications filed prior to the month posted. If your application was filed more than three months prior to the month posted, you may contact the OFLC PERM Helpdesk for a status on the application at

Average Number of Days to Process PERM Applications
Determinations Month Calendar Days
Analyst Review February 2021 219
Audit Review February 2021 341

These dates reflect the amount of time to process applications. Actual processing times for each employer’s PERM application may vary from the average depending on material facts and individual circumstances of the case. OFLC is reporting the average processing time for all PERM applications for the most recent month.


Source: US Department of Labor