USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions!

On Monday, March 11, 2019, USCIS announced that they are resuming premium processing service for all H-1B petitions starting Tuesday, March 12th.

If a case is filed through premium processing, USCIS will make a decision on a case, or issue a request for evidence (RFE) within 15 calendar days of receiving the premium processing case. The USCIS premium processing fee is $1410.

What does this mean for you?

  • If you currently have an H-1B petition pending and you would like to upgrade the petition to premium processing, please let us know (if we are handling your H-1B petition).
  • If you are about to file an H-1B petition, premium processing is available (even if the case is a transfer or amendment).
  • At this time, premium processing appears to be available for H-1B cap petitions to be filed April 1, 2019. That is of course subject to change in the future. If you would like to file your H-1B cap petition through premium processing, please let us know, and please include a check for $1410, made payable to US Department of Homeland Security, with your signed forms.
    • Before you decide whether to file the H-1B cap petition through premium processing, please read this blog post, which answers some frequently asked questions.

We are immigration lawyers located in Richmond, VA but we serve clients throughout the US and around the world. Contact us today to get started or to learn more about our services! You can call us at 804-396-3412 or send us an email to info@sumnerimmigration.com.

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