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:
- USCIS has advised that this suspension is expected to last until Sept. 10, 2018.
- Based on 2017 H-1B cap lottery process, we expect USCIS may issue receipt notices for FY2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions by the end of May, and adjudications (or Requests for Evidence) may take place between July and September.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.