U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday it has resumed premium processing for all pending H-1B cap-subject petitions.
Background: Petitioners requesting premium processing for an additional government filling fee are guaranteed 15-day processing. In March, USCIS announced it would temporarily suspend premium processing beginning April 3, 2017 at the start of the filing season for H-1B cap petitions for fiscal year 2018. In June and July, the agency resumed premium processing for some cap-exempt H-1B petitions including those filed for physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program and those filed by qualifying educational or nonprofit employers.
BAL Analysis: Companies interested in upgrading pending cap-subject H-1B petitions to the expedited 15-day processing should contact their BAL professional.
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