Breaking News: H-1B Premium Processing Suspended 2019

March 20, 2018 marked yet another startling announcement for H-1B holders. Just like the previous year, the premium processing service will be suspended for all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 2, 2018 for the 2019 cap. The USCIS stated that this suspension will continue until September 10, 2018. After that, they plan to accept premium processing petitions as usual. Keep reading to learn the details. What Does Premium Processing Do? Premium processing is an optional service provided by the USCIS that expedites the petitions for certain visas to 15 calendar days. Since the processing time for most petitions averages at about six months, premium processing is usually an attractive option for most petitioners. This option is only available for certain visas using the I-129 and the I-140 petition forms. The H-1B is one such visa. To apply for this service, you must file an I-907 form along with your petition and the $1,225 premium processing fee. Under most circumstances,…

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