Premium Processing for FY2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Applications Unavailable Until Further Notice


While USCIS will begin accepting FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa applications starting April 2nd, it does not anticipate accepting requests for Premium Processing (a 15-day processing timeframe) of those applications until September 10, 2018. USCIS believes that this move will help to reduce the overall processing time for H-1B visa applications.

According to USCIS, it will reject the FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa application if it includes a combined check for the H-1B visa application filing fee and the Premium Processing fee. USCIS further clarifies that it will continue to consider expedite requests despite not accepting requests for Premium Processing.

***Please keep in mind that this blog posting is for educational purposes only (i.e., to give you general information and a general understanding of this immigration related matter); this blog posting does not provide specific legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship.***

Sources

1. https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-will-temporarily-suspend-premium-processing-fiscal-year-2019-h-1b-cap-petitions

2. https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Immigration-agency-to-suspend-fast-processing-for-12768452.php

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