USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions

USCIS announced that they will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions as of Tuesday, May 26, 2015. This suspension will last until Monday, July 27, 2015.

During this temporary suspension period, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an extension of the stay for an H-1B nonimmigrant.

If you filed an H1B Extension of Stay petition with premium processing before the May 26th suspension date, the USCIS will still process your request.

For more information about this subject, please review the USCIS News Alert, “USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions“.

**This temporary suspension will allow USCIS to use more of its workforce to rapidly implement the H-4 EAD final rule. Please review MVP Law Group‘s blog post, “DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses” for more detailed information.

Note: Premium processing remains available for all other Form I-129 H-1B petitions!

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov, 5/19/15, News Alert:
USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions

AILA.org, 5/19/15, AILA Doc No. 15051970:
USCIS Alert: Premium Processing Temporarily Suspending for H-1B Extensions

Related Links on MVP Law Group’s Immigration Blog:

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

Reminder – DHS Extends Eligibility for EAD to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses – 5/26/15