Starting February 19, 2019, USCIS will resume the Premium Processing service for all H-1B petitions filed on or before December 21, 2018.
Under the USCIS Premium Processing Service, USCIS guarantees a response within 15 days of the receipt of the Premium Processing request. Petitioners desirous of upgrading their pending petitions to Premium Processing must submit a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, along with the prescribed fees. The current fee for Form I-129 Premium Processing is $1,410.
USCIS had previously Suspended Premium Processing for certain H-1B petitions, including H-1B amendments and H-1B change of employer petitions. This temporary suspension will continue remain in effect for all such petitions that were filed on or after December 22, 2018. We at VisaPro continue to the developments related to Premium Processing for H-1B petitions, and will keep our readers informed as more information becomes available in this matter.
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