Good news! USCIS resumed its premium processing service on Monday, January 28, for all H-1B petitions filed on April 1, 2018. Applicants with pending H-1B cap petitions can now upgrade their requests to ensure the application is processed within 15 calendar days. We will upgrade these pending H-1B petitions for those clients who previously requested premium processing.
The resumption of the premium process service is only available for pending fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions, not new submissions. Unfortunately, the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing remains in effect for all other categories of H-1B petitions. This includes H-1B change of employer and amended petitions. USCIS indicates that it will resume premium processing for the remaining categories of H‑1B petitions as agency workloads permit. We will continue to monitor the availability of premium processing, and we will notify our clients of any updates.