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Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions to Resume October 3, 2017

Glen D. Wasserstein, Managing Partner of ILG, specializes in immigration law, focusing on E-2 Investor Visas, L-1 visas, H-1B visas, and federal litigation. With a background in international relations, he founded ILG in 1996 and has addressed human trafficking at the United Nations Convention on Crime.

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USCIS has informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that it will resume premium processing for all types of H-1B petitions October 3, 2017. USCIS had already resumed premium processing service for H-1B Cap cases on September 18, 2017.

Normal processing times for H-1B petitions can be in excess of 6 months. Petitioners have the option to pay an additional fee of $1,225 to expedite through premium processing. USCIS guarantees 15 calendar-day processing when a petition is submitted through the premium processing.