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    PERM Processing Delay - Fairly Common for PERM Cases to Remain Pending beyond Six Months

    The Program Electronic Review Management System (PERM) labor certification system went into effect on March of 2005. It was intended as an improvement over the prior, paper-based system. PERM cases are filed almost exclusively online, and are attestation based.

    The initial processing time goals for PERM cases were set at 45-60 days. The system was also designed to provide more uniform national processing times, as the prior system had significant variations based upon location of filing. Once some initial issues with PERM were straightened out, the new process came close to reaching the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)'s stated goals; which was a significant improvement from the processing delays experienced in the earlier system.

    There were instances of PERM approvals in a few days or weeks. Unfortunately, the days of quick PERM decisions seem to be behind us. In recent months, the best processing times is between three and six months. These are cases that are approved without audits and that move through more quickly than most other cases.

    This is not at all typical, currently, with many cases waiting well beyond six months with neither a decision nor an audit. This problem seems to be increasing, with the number of decisions made within the three- to sixth-month timeframe virtually disappearing as of November and December 2008.

    At this time, it unfortunately is fairly common for PERM cases to remain pending beyond six months with neither a decision nor an audit. Inquiries to the DOL generate a standard response, referencing a First-In / First-Out system. Some of these cases remain pending for close to a year without any DOL feedback.

    (http://www.greencardapply.com/news/n...ews09_0303.htm)

    peterl
    www.greencardapply.com
    www.greencardfamily.com

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    PERM Processing Delay - Fairly Common for PERM Cases to Remain Pending beyond Six Months

    The Program Electronic Review Management System (PERM) labor certification system went into effect on March of 2005. It was intended as an improvement over the prior, paper-based system. PERM cases are filed almost exclusively online, and are attestation based.

    The initial processing time goals for PERM cases were set at 45-60 days. The system was also designed to provide more uniform national processing times, as the prior system had significant variations based upon location of filing. Once some initial issues with PERM were straightened out, the new process came close to reaching the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)'s stated goals; which was a significant improvement from the processing delays experienced in the earlier system.

    There were instances of PERM approvals in a few days or weeks. Unfortunately, the days of quick PERM decisions seem to be behind us. In recent months, the best processing times is between three and six months. These are cases that are approved without audits and that move through more quickly than most other cases.

    This is not at all typical, currently, with many cases waiting well beyond six months with neither a decision nor an audit. This problem seems to be increasing, with the number of decisions made within the three- to sixth-month timeframe virtually disappearing as of November and December 2008.

    At this time, it unfortunately is fairly common for PERM cases to remain pending beyond six months with neither a decision nor an audit. Inquiries to the DOL generate a standard response, referencing a First-In / First-Out system. Some of these cases remain pending for close to a year without any DOL feedback.

    (http://www.greencardapply.com/news/n...ews09_0303.htm)

    peterl
    www.greencardapply.com
    www.greencardfamily.com

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