On September 27, 2017 USCIS stated that it plans to resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions on or before October 3, 2017. There has not been a formal announcement as of yet, however, as this statement was issued during the course of a phone call with American Immigration Lawyers Association’s USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Liaison Committee.
If the premium processing for all H-1B petitions does indeed resume by October 3, it will be a swift return to offering the 15-day expedited services for all H-1B applications. If the 15-calendar day processing time is not met, USCIS will refund the petitioner’s $1,225 premium processing service fee and continue to process the application on an expedited basis.
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