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Why is my Application Being Processed by a Backlog Processing Center?

Labor certification applications that are being filed now follow a new process called PERM.  Over 300,000 applications filed under the old process were transferred to Backlog Processing Centers.

DOL-ETA has established two (2) Backlog Processing Centers in accordance with an interim final rule published in the Federal Register on July 21, 2004. The rule allows consolidation of state and Federal functions of the application review process into centralized locations.

What's Happening With My Application for Alien Employment Certification for Permanent Employment in the United States?

As part of the effort to improve the processing of permanent labor certification applications, Permanent cases from the Regional Offices and the State Workforce Agencies were transferred to the DOL-ETA Backlog Processing Centers. The centers will issue a "45-day letter" to the employer. The letter will ask the employer if it wishes to continue with the processing of the application. Additionally, the letter will inform the employer if any information from the application is missing. The employer will be given 45 days from the date of the letter to respond. If the employer fails to respond, the application will be closed. The respective backlog center will then adjudicate and make a final determination on the labor certification.

Which Backlog Processing Center has my application?

Which Backlog Processing Center has your application depends upon the area of intended employment for the job opportunity identified in the Permanent application.

 

 

  • Philadelphia Backlog Processing Center
    If the area of intended employment is in the following states or territories, questions should be directed to the Philadelphia Processing Center at the address listed below:

     

Alabama

 

 

Connecticut

 

 

Delaware

 

 

Florida

 

 

Georgia

 

 

Kentucky

 

 

Maine

 

 

Maryland

 

 

Massachusetts

 

 

Mississippi

 

 

New Hampshire

 

 

New Jersey

 

 

New York

 

 

North Carolina

 

 

Pennsylvania

 

 

Puerto Rico

 

 

Rhode Island

 

 

South Carolina

 

 

Tennessee

 

 

Vermont

 

 

Virgin Islands

 

 

Virginia

 

 

Washington DC

 

 

West Virginia

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
1 Belmont Avenue, Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone: (484) 270-1500
Fax: (484) 270-1600

 

 

  • Dallas Backlog Processing Center
    If the area of intended employment is in the following states or territories, questions should be directed to the Dallas Processing Center at the address listed below:

     

Alaska

 

 

Arizona

 

 

Arkansas

 

 

California

 

 

Colorado

 

 

Guam

 

 

Hawaii

 

 

Idaho

 

 

Illinois

 

 

Indiana

 

 

Iowa

 

 

Kansas

 

 

Louisiana

 

 

Michigan

 

 

Minnesota

 

 

Missouri

 

 

Montana

 

 

Nebraska

 

 

Nevada

 

 

New Mexico

 

 

North Dakota

 

 

Ohio

 

 

Oklahoma

 

 

Oregon

 

 

South Dakota

 

 

Texas

 

 

Utah

 

 

Washington

 

 

Wisconsin

 

 

Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
700 North Pearl St., Suite 400N
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214) 237-9111
Fax: (214) 237-9135

 

 

 
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