Wednesday, May 20, 2015

USCIS TO SUSPEND H-1 EXT PREMIUM

USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions from May 26, 2015 until July 27, 2015.  USCIS will continue to premium process all other H-1B petitions during this period, such as petitions subject to the H-1B cap.  USCIS will refund the premium processing fee if:

-A petitioner filed H-1B petitions prior to May 26, 2015, using the premium processing service, and
-USCIS did not act on the case within the 15-calendar-day period.

This temporary suspension will allow USCIS to implement the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses final rule in a timely manner and adjudicate applications for employment authorization filed by H-4 nonimmigrants under the new regulations.

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