USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

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USCIS announced recently that effective April 3, 2017, premium processing (form I-907) is suspended for all H-1B I-129 petitions for up to a six month period. The USCIS decision is NOT related to federal executive order #13780. USCIS has temporarily suspended premium processing for all cap-subject H-1B cases and cap-exempt H-1B extension cases in the past and is currently taking this action in order to clear the backlog in preparation for cap-subject petitions filed for the upcoming filing cycle, starting April 1, 2017. 

OIE is not able to respond to questions about H1B filing and advise students and scholars to seek guidance from the prospective employer filing the H1B petition or an immigration attorney. OIE offers an informational presentation each semester titled “The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Sponsorship in the U.S” which is led by an immigration attorney.  Please visit OIE events to see the full details about the April 12th event and know this is an ideal opportunity to obtain detailed information about H1B processing and seek guidance about any concerns you may have related to work visas.