H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin April 27, 2015

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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