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USCIS Increases Premium P…

USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee

USCIS announced that beginning on November 29, 2019 the premium processing fee for Form I-129 and Form I-140 will increase from $1,410 to $1,440. Premium processing is an optional service that allows petitioners to request 15-day processing on certai… Read More
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Revised Form I-539 Change…

Revised Form I-539 Changes

In March 2019, USCIS published new editions of Forms I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status with edition dates of February 4, 2019. USCIS also… Read More
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USCIS Starts Premium Proc…

USCIS Starts Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Today

Today, June 10, 2019, USCIS will begin premium processing for the remaining fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Starting today, petitioners may file the request for premium processing, or the Form I-907, with the USCIS service center that is… Read More
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New Two-Phased Approach f…

New Two-Phased Approach for H-1B Premium Processing

A Two-Phased Approach On May 20, 2019, USCIS will start premium processing for FY2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions that are requesting a change of status on Form I-129 and that filed Form I-907, the request for premium processing service, with the H-1B… Read More
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USCIS Announces Resumptio…

USCIS Announces Resumption of Premium Processing

On March 12, 2019, USCIS resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Due to this resumption, clients that received RFEs (Requests for Evidence) for pending petitions can now utilize premium processing. RFE responses should include the request… Read More
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Premium Processing for H-…

Premium Processing for H-1B Visas

Last year, USCIS temporarily suspended premium processing for certain categories of H-1B petitions including cap-subject petitions. USCIS announced last week that premium processing will resume today for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions. This… Read More
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Physicians Under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that starting Monday, June 26, the agency will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency… Read More
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Temporary Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing

USCIS has temporarily suspended the premium processing service for all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. USCIS has said that the suspension may last for up to six months. The suspension includes extension and amendment petitions. It wil… Read More
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