Petitions and applications filed with the USCIS
The USCIS website states current estimated processing times for different types of applications and petitions filed with its various offices. The status of individual cases may be obtained on this website by entering the case receipt number.
Alien Labor Certification (PERM) applications filed with the United States Department of Labor
The Department of Labor has stated that it will endeavor to process PERM cases within six weeks. Therefore, with an average of two months prior recruitment, the process should take less than four months unless the Department of Labor performs an audit. Audits may occur either due to questionable application content or by random selection. After your case has been submitted, you may access your employer’s online PERM account to see case status.
The “Priority Date” system for immigrant applications
>Please refer to our Family Based Applications link for family based immigrant applications
>Please refer to our Employment Based/Other Applications for employment based and other immigrant applications