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USCIS RESUMES PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR “CAP-EXEMPT” H-1B CASES

Posted on: July 24th, 2017

By: Kenneth S. Levine

On July 24th U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the immediate reinstatement of the premium processing program for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions. An H-1B visa may now be filed under premium processing if the Employer (i.e., Petitioner) is:

* An institution of higher education;

* A nonprofit related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education; or

* A nonprofit research or governmental research organization.

Prior to today, USCIS had reinstated premium processing only for H-1B petitions filed under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program for physicians. UCICS indicated in the July 24th announcement that premium processing would be reinstated for all categories of H-1B petitions as workloads permit. FMG Immigration Attorneys will update our clientele once H-1B premium processing has been fully reinstated.

For additional information related to this topic and for advice regarding how to navigate U.S. immigration laws you may contact Kenneth S. Levine of the law firm of Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP at (770-551-2700) or [email protected].

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