USCIS Resumes Limited Premium Processing for H-1Bs
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated that it will resume Premium Processing on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 for pending H-1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018. USCIS previously announced a temporary suspension of Premium Processing for certain H-1B petitions, and this suspension remains in effect for H-1B petitions that were filed on or after December 22, 2018. The USCIS has indicated that it plans to resume Premium Processing for the remaining categories of H‑1B petitions as agency workloads permit.
Premium Processing ensures expedited adjudication of petitions within a 15 calendar day processing time frame. Premium Processing requests are submitted to USCIS with Form I-907 and a government filing fee of $1,410.00. Please see the USCIS website for details on where to file the Premium Processing request for applicable petitions.
See Gibney’s prior alert USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions for further details. Gibney is actively monitoring developments and will provide an update when Premium Processing for additional H-1B petitions is reinstated.
If you have any questions about this alert, please contact your Gibney representative or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The general information provided herein is not intended to serve as a source of legal advice for any purpose. Please contact your designated Gibney representative or immigration counsel for specific legal advice.