Although the DOL has predicted processing times for Applications for Permanent Employment Certification, ETA Form 9089 (PERM), of approximately 45 to 60 days, our office has noticed significant processing delays of such applications over the past several months. It now appears that the processing times average between six and 12 months, although processing varies and some applications may require more or less time for certification. Employers and beneficiaries should take these new processing times into account as they consider when to begin the green card process.