PERM processing times likely to increase

Speculations based on the Department of Labor’s recent increase in audits and the resulting delay in case processing, indicate that PERM processing times are going to stretch beyond the 40-60 day period that it usually takes. We cannot confirm this though as PERM processing times are not published. Since DOL has recently stated that around 40% percent of recent PERM cases are being audited, and going by the fact that audited cases take several moths to process, we believe we can comfortably speculate on the time issue.