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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the month of June.

Here are the dates and types of cases for which Premium Processing can be requested.

  • Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS accepted Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions.
  • Effective June 8, USCIS will accept premium processing requests for:
    • H-1B petitions filed before June 8 that are pending adjudication and are cap-exempt;
    • All other Form I-129 petitions (non H-1B petitions) for nonimmigrant classifications eligible for premium processing filed before June 8 that are pending adjudication.
  • Effective June 15, USCIS plans on resuming premium processing for:
    • H-1B petitions requesting premium processing by filing an I-907 concurrently with their I-129 (or request for a petition filed on or after June 8) and are exempt from the cap because:
      • The employer is cap-exempt or because the beneficiary will be employed at a qualifying cap-exempt institution, entity or organization; or
      • The beneficiary is cap-exempt based on a Conrad/IGA waiver under INA section 214(l).
  • Effective June 22, USCIS plans on resuming premium processing for all other Form I-129 petitions, including:
    • All H-1B cap-subject petitions (including those for the fiscal year 2021), including change of status from F-1 nonimmigrant status.
    • All other Form I-129 petitions for nonimmigrant classifications eligible for premium processing.

All dates are subject to change as USCIS continues to take on more premium processing requests.

Please contact if you have any questions on premium processing.

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