Premium Processing Resumed for all H-1B Petitions
USCIS announced that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions after a six month suspension of the program for these petitions.
Over the past few months, USCIS has progressively re-opened premium processing to various categories of H-1B petitions. The suspension has been fully lifted and petitioners filing I-129 Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions for H-1B status are again eligible to request premium, 15-day processing for these petitions.
Petitioners filing new H-1B petitions (such as requests for change of employer or extension of status) may file Form I-907 Request for Premium Processing with the I-129.
Furthermore petitioners with currently pending H-1B petitioners are eligible to request an upgrade to premium processing on those petitions using Form I-907.
Any I-907 filed must be accompanied with the required filing fee of $1225.00, in addition to the relevant fees for the I-129 petition.
We urge any company representative or foreign national seeking guidance on this issue to contact an MVA team member.