USCIS to Resume Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions by October 3
On September 27, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will resume Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions on or before October 3, 2017.
Premium Processing was previously suspended for all H-1B petitions starting April 3, 2017, and subsequently reinstated for H-1B petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program, interested government agency waivers, and Fiscal Year 2018 cap-subject filings.
What Employers Can Expect
Employers can now request Premium Processing for new and pending H-1B petitions [OR] starting on [date] by filing Form I-907 and submitting the $1,225 filing fee. USCIS must respond within a fifteen (15) calendar day period with either an adjudication or Request for Further Evidence, or will refund the fee.
Please visit the USCIS website [insert link, once available] for further details.
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