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

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions, effective March 12, 2019.

What Do I Need to Know?

With this latest announcement, USCIS has now resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions. USCIS previously resumed premium processing for select petitions.

USCIS also states request for evidence (RFE) responses should be included with a premium processing request if a RFE was received for a pending petition.

Premium processing is an optional service that allows petitioners to request 15-day processing of certain employment-based immigration benefit requests if they pay a fee of $1,410.

How Should I Proceed?

Please contact your immigration counsel to discuss whether interfiling premium processing is the right decision for your pending cases.

Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Sara Herbek, who is the Managing Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (, Envoy’s affiliated law firm.