The processing of your US immigration case can vary greatly depending on the case type, visa availability, the agency processing your case, and the service center handling your case. There are also other factors that can impact case processing such as natural disasters, government shutdowns, pandemics, etc. In general, setting expectations based on a specific immigration processing time is not advised as they fluctuate constantly. The best advice is to file as far in advance as possible. We provide the resources to check the most recent processing time of your immigration case here.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) plays an essential role in managing foreign worker applications via its Office for Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC). They issue prevailing wage determinations (PWD) and permanent labor certifications (PERM) for international workforce members. It’s easy to follow the progression of your application via the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG). Keep in mind, processing periods for both PWD and PERM can fluctuate due to caseload and varying factors.
Need assistance navigating the complexities of the immigration system? Our guide sheds light on how to request help from the CIS Ombudsman’s Office, your ally in immigration matters.