USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for FY-2019 H-1B CAP Petitions

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USCIS  announced that it will be resuming premium processing for all 2019 H-1B CAP petitions on January 28, 2019. This includes those filed under the Master Cap.  Petitioners can now use premium processing along with responses to RFEs issued against FY 2019 H-1B CAP petitions.

Premium processing will remain suspended for all other categories of H-1B to which it applied. USCIS will announce when the suspension for these will be lifted.

For petitions filed with premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-day adjudication for that petition. If USCIS is unable to adjudicate within this timeframe, USCIS will refund the premium processing fees and will continue to process the petition in an expedited manner.

If you need assistance with filing H-1B for 2020 H-1B CAP or any other immigration matter, please contact the Law Offices of Trupti N Patel & Associates at 617-367-6750.

The  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has suspended premium processing for all H-1 B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2019 cap. USCIS will start accepting 2019 CAP H-1B on April 2nd, 2018. USCIS will reject any petitions filed received for premium processing. When the USCIS resumes premium processing, a premium processing request may be filed for any pending petitions.

The reasons given for the suspension of the premium processing are that it will allow the USCIS time to process pending petitions and process the H-1B extensions that are nearing the 240 day mark.

USCIS will continue to accept premium processing for H-1B petitions not subject to the FY 2019 H-1B cap. The suspension of the FY 2019 H-1B cap is expected to last until September, 10, 2018.

If you or your organization needs assistance with filing H-1B petitions,  please contact Boston Immigration Attorney – Trupti N Patel & Associates.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that they reached the H-1B Cap for the fiscal year 2018. USCIS started accepting the 2018 H-1B Cap petitions on April 3, 2017. USCIS has reached the limit for the mandated 65,000 petitions, as well as the 20,000 petitions for the advance degree exemption.

If you need help filing a H-1B or any other petition, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-367-6750.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) started accepting H-1B petitions towards the FY2017 H-1B CAP on April 1, 2016.

USCIS recently announced that it had received 236, 000 petitions for the FY2017 H-1B Cap. USCIS will use a computer based lottery process to randomly select the petitions to meet the FY2017 H-1B CAP and will begin premium processing no later than May 16th 2016.

If you need help with filing an H-1B or any other petition, please contact us 617-367-6750- Immigration Lawyer Boston.

Law Offices of Trupti N Patel & Associates
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The USCIS has completed entering all the information on the randomly selected 2016 H-1B CAP petitions into their system. This was announced by USCIS on May 4th, 2015.

If you need any assistance with your immigration issues, please contact Massachusetts Immigration Attorney – Trupti N Patel & Associates at 617-367-6750.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting premium processing, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher on April 27th 2015. USCIS had previously announced that that it would temporarily adjust its premium processing practice due to the historic premium processing receipt levels, combined with the possibility that the H-1B cap will be met in the first 5 business days of the filing season. USCIS provides premium processing service for H-1B petitions and guarantees a response with a 15-calendar-day processing time. For H-1B petitions that are not subject to the cap, the 15-day processing period for premium processing service begins on the date that USCIS receives the request. However, for cap-subject H-1B petitions, including advanced degree exemption petitions, the 15-day processing period will begin on April 27, 2015.

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