Premium Processing Will Resume in Stages in June!

In March 2020, USCIS suspended all premium processing services for all types of petitions due to the pandemic. USCIS announced today that they are resuming premium processing services in stages.

I-140 Petitions: Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions.

H-1B Petitions:

June 8th – USCIS will accept premium processing requests for H-1B petitions filed before June 8 that are pending adjudication and are cap-exempt (meaning either filed by cap-exempt petitioners, or for beneficiaries who were already counted against the H-1B cap, such as extensions, transfers, amendments, etc).

June 15 – USCIS plans on resuming premium processing for H-1B petitions requesting premium processing by filing an I-907 concurrently with their I-129 and are exempt from the cap because the employer is cap-exempt (universities, for example, among other types of cap-exempt employers).

June 22, USCIS plans on resuming premium processing for all other Form I-129 petitions, including:

  • All H-1B cap-subject petitions (including those for fiscal year 2021), including change of status from F-1 nonimmigrant status, for both premium processing upgrades and concurrently filed I-907s.
  • All other Form I-129 petitions for nonimmigrant classifications eligible for premium processing and requesting premium processing by filing an I-907 concurrently with their I-129.

All dates are subject to change as USCIS continues to take on more premium processing requests and USCIS will announce any changes to these dates accordingly.

If you are a Sumner Immigration Law client and you would like to upgrade your petition to premium processing, or if you would like to request premium processing with your filing, please contact us for details on how to do so and we are happy to assist.

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