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

July 24, 2017 Britni Sehgal

USCIS announced today its intention to immediately resume H-1B premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions. Cap-exempt petitions may include those submitted by an institution of higher education or an associated nonprofit or a nonprofit associated with research or governmental research – or an employee of one of these qualifying institutions.

Effective today, cap-exempt petitioners can file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. If an eligible H-1B petition has not been filed yet, this form can be filed in conjunction with that, but if an eligible H-1B has already been filed the Form I-907 can be filed separately.

USCIS has additional plans to continue to resume premium processing for other H-1B visa petitions over time as the organization works through a backlog of pending petitions. Until then, H-1B premium processing remains temporarily suspended for all other H-1B petitions, except for petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program.

For more information, please contact your Global Immigration Associates through your Envoy communication center.

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