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PERM Processing Times & Visa Bulletin – July 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 May 2023.

Cases that are under Audit Review have a longer processing time of about 17 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.

July 2024 Visa Bulletin

The updated Visa Bulletin for July 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 moved forward to March 15, 2023
  • EB-3 retrogressed to December 1, 2021
  • EB-3 other workers moved forward to January 1, 2021

China:

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

India:

  • EB-1 moved forward to February 1, 2022
  • EB-2 moved forward to June 15, 2012.
  • EB-3 moved forward to September 22, 2012
  • EB-3 other workers moved forward to September 22, 2012

Mexico and Philippines:

  • EB-1 remains current
  • EB-2 moved forward to 15, 2023
  • EB-3 retrogressed to December 1, 2021
  • EB-3 other workers (Mexico) moved forward to 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.