If you have not been informed by the SWA where the application was submitted that the case has been transferred to the DOL regional office, you should contact that SWA for the status. If the SWA has informed you that the case has been transferred to the DOL regional office, you should contact that regional office. Each regional office has a telephone information retrieval system that allows interested parties to receive an automated response to the status of a case by using either the case number or the employer telephone number.
The processing time to obtain an employment based permanent labor certification can sometimes take up to several years with the state agency and the DOL regional office (the longer processing times occur in states with the largest influx of immigrants, such as New York and Texas). Some cases are extremely complex and require additional evaluation.