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USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

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USCIS is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning Sept. 11, 2018, will be expanding this temporary suspension to include certain additional H-1B petitions. USCIS expects these suspensions will last until Feb. 19, 2019, and will notify the public via uscis.gov before resuming premium processing for these petitions.Read More


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USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions Effective April 2, 2018

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USCIS announced its decision to temporarily suspend premium processing for all Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap petitions, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher, starting April 2, 2018. This suspension is expected to last until Sept. 10, 2018.Read More


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USCIS Has Resumed Premium Processing for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing on October 3rd, 2017, for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions. Read More


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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Cases

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap starting September 18th, 2017. Read More


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USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on July 24th, 2017, that it will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual “master’s cap” of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries with a U.S. master’s degree or higher.

Premium processing will resume for petitions that may be exempt from the cap if the H-1B petitioner is:Read More


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USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that starting Monday, June 26, the agency will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers.

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