USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

As of Friday, April 3rd, 2017, USCIS has temporarily suspended Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions. H-1B petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker which requests the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. This temporary suspension may last up to 6 months and the USCIS will notify the public when it is resumed.

The temporary suspension applies to all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. Since Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap-subject H-1B petitions cannot be filed before April 3, 2017, this suspension will apply to all petitions filed for the FY 2018 H-1B regular cap and master’s advanced degree cap exemption. The suspension also applies to petitions that may be cap-exempt.

For further details please review the USCIS News Alert, “USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions“.

 

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov, 3/3/17, News Alert:

USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

USCIS.gov, 3/3/17, Web Page:

H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Cap Season