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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions
Posted on 12 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 11, 2019 "USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition, you should include the RFE response with the premium processing request... Read More

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018
Posted on 18 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Feb. 15, 2019 "USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for all H-1B petitions filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018. If you received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition, and you are requesting premium processing service... Read More

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
Posted on 28 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 25, 2019 "USCIS will resume premium processing on Monday, Jan. 28, for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”). Petitioners who... Read More

USCIS is Suffocating the H-1B Program: F-1 Cap Gap Students in Limbo - Cora-Ann V. Pestaina
Posted on 2 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cora-Ann V. Pestaina, Oct. 1, 2018 - "It is October 1, 2018 and this morning, in what is an extremely unfortunate yet totally preventable situation, businesses across the U.S. were forced to temporarily terminate the employment of F-1 students who... Read More

Suspension of Premium Processing: Another Attack On the H-1B Program (Cyrus Mehta)
Posted on 4 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Sept. 3, 2018 - "The Trump administration has restricted the H-1B program by making it harder for employers to obtain an approval. It has done this without changing the law through Congress or amending any rule. Routine H-1B visa... Read More

USCIS to Raise Premium Processing Fee to $1,410 - Federal Register Final Rule
Posted on 30 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 - " The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is increasing the premium processing fee charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). DHS is increasing the fee by 14.92... Read More

USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions (Aug. 28, 2018)
Posted on 29 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 28, 2018 - "USCIS is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning Sept. 11, 2018, will be expanding this temporary suspension to include certain additional... Read More

USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions
Posted on 24 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, July 24, 2017 - " U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally... Read More

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some H-1Bs (Sept. 18, 2017)
Posted on 18 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Sept. 18, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year year (FY) 2018 cap. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas. Premium processing... Read More

USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions
Posted on 6 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 3, 2017 - "Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form... Read More

Is There A Hidden Agenda? Suspension of Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions - Cora-Ann Pestaina
Posted on 9 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cora-Ann Pestaina, Mar. 8, 2017 - "In one move that we did not see coming, USCIS has announced that, starting April 3, 2017, it will temporarily suspend premium processing service for all H-1B petitions. Petitioners will not be able to file Form... Read More

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Beginning July 13, 2015, USCIS will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing requests for Form I-129 H-1B extension... Read More

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1Bs (Oct. 3, 2017)
Posted on 4 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Oct. 3, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions." Read More

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions
Posted on 20 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame, petitioners will not be able to file Form... Read More

H-1B News from USCIS
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2016 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2015 that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal... Read More