USCIS Announces It Will Resume Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions by October 3, 2017

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.

To find out more about the new rules or other investor visas, contact Scott Legal, P.C.


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