When the Department of Labor took the role of adjudicating Alien Employment Labor Certification Applications from the states, the stated goals were to increase efficiency and consistency in processing the applications.  Perhaps a sign of the high national unemployment or simply inefficiency on the part of the agency, cases now take at least ten months before a decision is reached.Fortunately, the DOL has the iCERT Portal Case Processing Times link that has proven to be quite accurate in determining when one can expect to have an application filed on his or her behalf adjudicated.  An employer or attorney that filed the PERM application electronically is able to log into the PERM system to check the status of a particular case which will show up as either certified, denied or in process.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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