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

USCIS announced it would immediately resume premium processing for some cap-exempt H-1B petitions starting July 24, 2017. Premium processing for most H-1B petitions is still suspended, however.

The H-1B petitions which can be filed with premium processing include only those filed by:

  • An institution of higher education;
  • A nonprofit affiliated with or related to an institution of higher education; &
  • A nonprofit research or governmental research organization.

USCIS did not provide a date for when premium processing will resume for all other H-1B petitions, but said it will do so “when workloads permit.”


By: Camiel Becker