On Monday, April 27, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2016 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher.
USCIS first announced that we would begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than May 11th in a USCIS news release dated March 12, 2015, so they are moving ahead quickly. USCIS provides premium processing service for an extra cost, for certain employment-based petitions and guarantees a 15-calendar-day processing time.
Note: USCIS encourages H-1B applicants to subscribe to the H-1B Cap Season email updates located on the H-1B FY2016 Cap Season Web page.
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 4/14/15, News Alert:
H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin April 27