Hi Everyone - Need some insights. My PERM process was started by company in Feb’22 (currently awaiting wage determination, submitted to DOL in May’22). Its been months and DOL is working on requests from Jan’22. My H1B expires for good in Oct’23 (with all the recapture). Is there any chance I’ll have my PERM completed by then? For those of you who have been through this process, what was the overall timeline like?. Appreciate any insights you can help provide! TY!

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Your PERM approval should arrive anytime soon. There are backlogs, so that might have caused the delay. After PERM, you will need to file I-140/I-485, which is another lengthy process of its own. If you can speed up the application process after receiving your PERM, you should be well in the process of receiving your GC by October 23

You need an I-140 approved by your H1-B 6 year mark. GC is another thing all together.

Just to be clear, you haven’t filed your perm yet, you’re still waiting for the PWD? It’s going to be dangerously close if so. The general guidance is that you should file for the perm at least a year before your h1b expires so that you’re eligible to file for extensions on your h1b while awaiting your perm decision. I would be looking for a backup plan by now and talking to your team and immigration team.

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