Immigration Alert: USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has just announced that it will temporarily suspend Premium Processing for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions.

USCIS will continue to accept Premium Processing for non-cap subject petitions, including H extensions, H amendments, and H change of employer cases.

Petitioners may request expedited processing of H-1B cap petitions if they meet certain criteria listed on the USCIS Expedite Criteria page.

What to Expect:

Gibney is actively monitoring developments and we will provide an update when Premium Processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions resumes.

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