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Mar 20, 2020

BREAKING: USCIS Will Accept Photocopies of Signatures but is Suspending Premium Processing

Joshua H. Rolf

Though its Field Offices have cancelled most face-to-face interactions with the public, USCIS Service Centers remain open and operational. Forms may be submitted with photocopies of original signatures for submissions dated March 21 and beyond. Effective today, March 20, 2020, USCIS will stop accepting new requests for Premium Processing due to COVID-19. USCIS will continue to adjudicate pending Petitions with Premium Processing, and will continue to accept and adjudicate new filings using Regular Processing.

Mar 18, 2020

Premium Processing Suspended for FY2021 H-1B Cap

Joshua H. Rolf

H-1B Premium Processing will not be available when filing period opens April 1, 2020. It should be available for Petitions requesting a change of status from F-1 to H-1B no later than May 27, 2020, and for all others no sooner than June 29, 2020. For now, suspension only applies to FY2021 H-1B Cap Petitions. Unclear how COVID-19 will affect Premium Processing availability more generally. Learn more in this blog.

Jun 10, 2019

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

Joshua H. Rolf

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.

Feb 19, 2019

Premium Processing Returns for Certain Pending H-1B Petitions

Joshua H. Rolf

Effective February 19, 2019, USCIS will resume accepting Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018. Learn more in this blog.