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USCIS Restarts Premium Processing For Cap-subject H1B Visas

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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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday said that it will immediately restart “premium processing” for all 2018 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions. The program was suspended in April but USCIS allowed premium processing for certain applicants such as Physicians under the Conrad 30 Program, applicants with IGA waivers (Interested Government Agency) and certain H1B petitions which were not subject to the annual cap. The resumption of premium processing only applies to cap-subject petitions. Expedited processing through the premium processing program does not apply to H1B extension or renewal requests at this time. See the announcement here: https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-resumes-premium-processing-some-categories-applicants-seeking-h-1b-visas