USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Cap Cases

USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject petitions effective April 2, 2018.  This suspension is expected to last until Sept. 10, 2018.   Expedited processing of a cap petition may be available during this time if certain criteria are met. When USCIS resumes premium processing, employers may file a Form I-907 for FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions that remain pending. 

The agency explains that the suspension is necessary to reduce overall H-1B processing times.

USCIS will continue to accept premium processing requests for H-1B petitions that are not subject to the FY 2019 cap, such as extensions and change of employer petitions.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the suspension of Premium Processing.