USCIS resumes Premium Processing for all 2018 CAP H-1B petitions
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year year (FY) 2018 cap that were filed last April.
The premium processing service mandates that USCIS will guarantee that the petition will be processed within 15 days of receiving the premium processing request along with the associated fee. If USCIS is unable to meet the 15- calendar day processing time, the agency will refund the petitioner’s premium processing service fee and continue processing of the application in an expedited manner. USCIS had suspended the premium processing service prior to receiving FY2018 H-1B Cap petitions.
As USCIS has already received more than enough H-1B petitions to meet FY2018 quotas for H-1B petitions, it is not accepting any new H-1B petitions for FY2018 fiscal year. Also please note that Premium processing remains temporarily suspended for all other H-1B petitions, such as extensions of stay
USCIS has already resumed premium processing for H-1B petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers and for certain H-1B petitions that are not subject to the cap.
USCIS will announce when the premium processing for all other remaining H‑1B petitions not subject to the FY 2018 cap at a later date. However, remaining petitioners may submit a request to premium process their application if they meet the specific USCIS criteria. USCIS will review all Premium Processing requests on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, contact the Law Offices of Trupti N Patel & Associates at (617) 367-6750.
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