Back to Top skip to main content
Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm - United States
Menu
Sep 12, 2018

H-1B Premium Processing Suspension Goes Into Effect

Joshua H. Rolf

Consistent with our advisory from late August, as of today, September 11, 2018, USCIS will no longer accept Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions unless said Petitions are:

  • Statutorily cap-exempt; or
  • Filed with the Nebraska Service Center and requesting a continuation of previously approved employment without change (for both internal extensions and consular notification).

USCIS suspension of Premium Processing for all other H-1B filings – including Petitions subjected to the Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap, H-1B Portability Petitions (i.e. transfers), Amended H-1B Petitions, filings for new H-1B Employment, and even H-1B Petitions noting a nonmaterial change to previously approved employment – is now in effect. The suspension is expected to last through at least February 19, 2019.

Moreover, beginning on October 1, 2018 the filing fee for Premium Processing will increase to $1,410.00. The new fee. which represents a nearly 15-percent-hike, will apply to all cases that are eligible for Premium Processing, including the above-listed exceptions to the H-1B suspension.

If you would like our Firm’s services for any and all matters related to H-1B Premium Processing, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Related Team

Recent Blogs

Jun 17, 2019

David Spaulding Joins Green and Spiegel as the Head of the Compliance and Regulatory Practice Section

Green and Spiegel welcomes Former USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate Supervisor David Spaulding to its Philadelphia office, strengthening its Compliance and Regulatory Practice amidst a climate of heightened enforcement. Learn more in this press release.

Jun 14, 2019

Andy Shung-Heun Jeon Recipient of Jonathan A. Grode New American Scholar Award

Congratulations to Andy Shung-Heun Jeon of Abington Senior High School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, who has just won the Jonathan A. Grode New American Scholar Award. This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to an immigrant of a first generation American who has shown academic excellence. Learn more in this blog.

Jun 10, 2019

Premium Processing Now Available for All FY2020 H-1B Cap Petitions

Beginning June 10, 2019, USCIS will accept Premium Processing for all Petitions selected in this year’s H-1B Cap Lottery. Learn more in this blog.