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PERM Processing Times & Visa Bulletin – August 2024

 PERM

The Department of Labor reports that PERM processing times are approximately 12-13 months. Cases that are currently being adjudicated have a Priority Date of June 2023.

Cases that are under Audit Review have a longer processing time of about 18 months. Cases currently being adjudicated in Audit Review have a Priority Date of December 2022.

You can check for updates to the current processing times on the Department of Labor website by clicking here.

August 2024 Visa Bulletin

The updated Visa Bulletin for August 2024 has been released.  See the full bulletin here. 

Individuals seeking to file applications for adjustment of status with USCIS must use the “Final Action” dates for determining when they can file such applications.

Final Action Changes

All Chargeability (all countries except those otherwise listed):

  • EB-1 remains current
  • EB-2 remains March 15, 2023
  • EB-3 remains December 1, 2021
  • EB-3 other workers remains January 1, 2021

China:

  • EB-1 remains November 1, 2022.
  • EB-2 remains March 1, 2020
  • EB-3 remains September 1, 2020
  • EB-3 other workers remains January 1, 2017

India:

  • EB-1 remains February 1, 2022
  • EB-2 moved forward to July 15, 2012.
  • EB-3 moved forward to October 22, 2012
  • EB-3 other workers moved forward to October 22, 2012

Mexico and Philippines:

  • EB-1 remains current
  • EB-2 remains March 15, 2023
  • EB-3 remains December 1, 2021
  • EB-3 other workers (Mexico) remains January 1, 2021
  • EB-3 other workers (Philippines) remains May 1, 2020 

 

Each month Meltzer Hellrung will reach out to clients who are eligible to apply for adjustment of status. If you have any questions about eligibility, please reach out to your designated Meltzer Hellrung attorney.