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Premium Processing Suspension for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

by | Mar 20, 2020 | H-1B/H-4, Immigration

USCIS has temporarily suspended premium processing service for FY2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions. 

Petitioners won’t be able to request premium processing when USCIS begins accepting cap-subject petitions on April 1.

Premium processing will resume in a two-phased approach during the FY2021 cap season. 

  • The first phase will include H-1B petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, requesting a change of status from F-1 nonimmigrant status. This phase is expected to begin no later than May 27, 2020.
  • The second phase will include all other FY 2021 cap-subject petitions and is expected to begin after June 29, 2020.

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