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Jan 25, 2019

Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Petitions to Resume

Joshua H. Rolf

On January 25, 2019, USCIS announced a limited return of H-1B Premium Processing. According to the Agency, starting January 28, 2019, USCIS will permit Petitions filed in the Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Lottery to upgrade their submissions to Premium Processing. Though these filings requested October 1, 2018 start dates, a surprising number of Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions remain either unadjudicated or mired in the Request for Evidence (“RFE”) process. As such, the decision-in-15-calendar-day-guarantee of Premium Processing (for a filing fee of $1,410.00) will bring much needed resolution to these long pending matters. Premium Processing for other H-1B Petitions previously subjected to last year’s suspension will remain on hold, and is still scheduled to return on February 19, 2019.

If you are unsure whether this limited return of H-1B Premium Processing benefits your pending Petition, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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