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.

Previous Article
Visa Bulletin Updates and More Information
Visa Bulletin Updates and More Information

Every year USCIS receives a massive volume of employment-based green card applications, which creates a sig...

Next Article
Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions Returned by USCIS
Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions Returned by USCIS

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it has returned all f...

×

Subscribe to Our Blog to Stay Informed on the Latest Immigration Policies.

Job Title
I Am A...
Thank you for subscribing!
Error - something went wrong!