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How Long Can I Expect for the PERM Processing Time, and How to Speed the Process?

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How long can I expect for the PERM processing time? What can I do to speed my process?


It should understand that there are many parts of the PERM process, which unavoidably require a significant investment of time. The best thing an employer or employee can do to help to avoid delays is to carefully follow each steps. It is important to understand all PERM application information, and take action
properly and promptly.

The PERM process is truly a participatory process on the part of the employer. The employee’s participation is also crucial, as it is impossible to move forward to provide accurate information, which can be documented, regarding the employee’s qualifications and other related factors.

To get a firm understanding of how long you can expect for the PERM processing time, you should know what goes into the PERM process. Here are the basic steps:
  • Your employer must define the duties and minimum requirements for the position. This should involve giving a detailed explanation of the required experience, education, and skills to perform the duties.
  • Your employer must first file a prevailing wage request to determine how much you, the beneficiary, should be paid based on the job location and economic environment.
  • Your employer must then go through an extensive recruitment process. This involves posting multiple advertisements in a variety of locations and interviewing potential U.S. workers who apply.
  • Your employer needs to file the ETA-9089 form to apply for the PERM.

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