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USCIS Will Suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions (Including FY18 H-1B Cap Petitions)


As employers are well aware, the Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B cap season is in full gear. In order to be considered for one of the 85,000 coveted H-1B visas, employers must file their H-1B cap petitions during the first five business days of April (April 3rd – April 7th, 2017) requesting that employment commence on October 1, 2017. Employers historically have had the option of paying an extra $1,225 fee to request premium processing for their H-1B cap petitions if they are selected in the H-1B lottery. This guarantees a response (not necessarily an approval) from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) within 15 calendar days. Click here to read full article.

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