UNITED STATES: USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

March 23, 2018

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, in order to reduce overall H-1B processing times, they will temporarily suspend premium processing for all Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions starting 2nd April 2018.

What is Premium Processing?

The premium processing service permits employers to request USCIS to adjudicate H-1B petitions within 15 calendar days by submitting Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing Service) and an additional filing fee of $1225.

Our Advice

H-1B petitions via premium processing should be made as soon as possible, and in any case before 2nd April 2018.

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