USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

As of today, February 19, 2019, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), has resumed Premium Processing for H-1B petitions that were filed on or before December 21, 2018. The temporary suspension of premium processing that was first announced in March, then extended in August, will remain in effect for H-1B petitions filed on or after December 22, 2018.

USCIS also noted that petitioners who have received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition, and are requesting premium processing service, must submit the premium processing request to the service center that is now handling the petition. Petitioners are required to also include a copy of the transfer notice with the premium processing request. The clock for premium processing will not begin until the correct service center receives the petitioner’s request.

See my previous post for a break down of premium processing and what it means for your H-1B petition

Visit USCIS page for the complete news release.

 

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