As BAL reported last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will temporarily suspend Premium Processing of all H-1B petitions filed on and after April 3.

While USCIS has suspended Premium Processing in the past, this suspension will be broader (it will apply to all H-1B petitions) and longer (up to six months) than any previous suspension. BAL has drafted an FAQ that addresses the government’s reasoning for suspending Premium Processing, whether the suspension will affect the fiscal year 2018 H-1B lottery and how the suspension will affect foreign graduates of U.S. universities and current H-1B holders, among other topics.

The Q&A is available here.

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