Is wage determination (PWD) necessary for every new petition?

Hi folks,

I am negotiating an offer with cap-exempt H-1B. Employer says it will take 4.5 months to start date even with premium processing. I don’t understand why it’s taking so long. Is it because of wage determination? They have petitioned for this position several times in the past. Do they still need to do a fresh wage determination every time?


It shouldn’t take that long even w/ PWD. Maybe they need internal approvals even before they initiate the process. Do you have access to their immigration team?

It is possible being a university. I will check with them.

Hi Folks, how many of you had petitions which involved PWD? How long did it take? I am asking both cap and cap-exempt?