The US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office for Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is responsible for issuing prevailing wage determinations (PWD) and permanent labor certifications (PERM) for foreign workers. You are able to check the processing times for your case through the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG). The processing times for both PWD and PERM vary depending on caseload and other factors. Here’s how to check on current processing times.
Unlike the H-1B Visa, there is no prevailing wage or minimum wage requirement for the L-1 Visa. The reviewing officer has the discretion to determine if the employee would become a “public charge” while in the United States under the L-1 Visa due to a non-liveable wage. In other words, unless the wage is excessively low, the wage cannot be the sole reason for the denial of an L-1 Visa.