Immigration Alert: USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

On July 24, 2017, USCIS resumed premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions.  Specifically, premium processing resumed for cases in which the H-1B petitioner is an institution of higher education; a nonprofit related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education; or a nonprofit research or governmental research organization.  Premium processing also resumed for petitions that may be exempt if the beneficiary will be employed at a qualifying cap-exempt institution, organization or entity as defined above.

We will continue to monitor the progress of the premium processing suspension that remains intact for other H-1B petitions.

For more information, see our previous alert, “Immigration Alert: Premium Processing Suspended For All H-1B Petitions Starting April 3rd.

If you have any questions regarding this alert, please contact your designated Gibney representative, or email