Updated PERM Fact Sheet

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has released the following PERM Statistics. The fact sheet gives the details of numbers certified, denied, withdrawn, and all the details of backgrounds of cases by region, etc.

PERM Stats FY 2013 YTD

Visit the link for an updated list of selected statistics for the PERM Labor Certification program. Source: U.S Department of Labor, Office of Foreign Labor Certification

PERM FAQs: Filing (Round 2)

  Question: Does the language on the electronic in-house media Notice of Filing need to be exactly the same as the language on the physical in-house Notice of Filing? Answer: The regulations require that the employer publish the notice internally using in-house media–whether electronic or print–in accordance with the normal … Continue reading

PERM FAQs: Withdrawal

Question: How can an employer withdraw a PERM application if the employer has difficulty withdrawing electronically or the application was originally filed by mail? Answer: In the event an employer is unable to withdraw electronically, the employer should send a withdrawal request by e-mail to the appropriate National Processing Center … Continue reading

PERM application processing centralized

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new centralized processing for permanent labor certification applications (also know as PERM) applications. Effective June 1, 2008 - Processing of all PERM applications will be centralized at the Atlanta National Processing Center (NPC). Applications for H-2A, H-2B, H-1C and D-1 will … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading


PERM (Program Electronic Review Management System) Through a screening agency called Employment and Training Agency (ETA), the US Department of Labor (DOL) handles Permanent Labor Certifications. ETA approves the employment of foreign nationals who fulfill its requirements before forwarding their cases to the Department of Homeland Security that issues their … Continue reading