How long does the PERM process take? When will the PERM application be filed?

From the time our firm receives the completed Job Summary Sheet and PERM Questionnaire, until the time the PERM application can be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor is usually seven to twelve months. However, there are many steps and variables that affect the process so each case is different.

We work closely with employers and their foreign national employees to guide them through the process in as efficient a manner as possible that does not compromise the quality of the application. After the PERM application is filed we monitor it closely and provide periodic updates on Department of Labor processing times. The current PERM processing times are available at:

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