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USCIS Resuming Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions
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USCIS Resuming Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions

 

On May 26, 2015, USCIS temporarily suspended its 15-day premium processing service for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions. The purpose of this suspension was to allow the agency to implement its final rule regarding employment authorization for certain H-4 spouses. 

While USCIS originally suspended the premium processing service until July 27, 2015, the agency announced yesterday that it would once again resume the service for H-1B extension of stay petitions. All H-1B extension of stay petitions requesting this service between May 26, 2015 and July 12, 2015 were rejected by USCIS. 

Since the May 26 suspension, USCIS has implemented a new version of Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service (edition date: 01/29/2015). All H-1B extension of stay petitions must now include this new form version, or the petition will be rejected. 

Pending H-1B extension applications may now be upgraded to premium processing by filing the appropriate application and fee. 

Berardi Immigration Law regularly prepares a multitude of H-1B petitions, including both first-time applications and extension applications. Please contact us today (www.berardiimmigrationlaw.com) to discuss your eligibility for the H-1B visa. 

 
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