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Will USCIS Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions in year 2018 also... If so, what is month they would resume premium processing again?
asked Feb 23, 2018 in H1B: Transfers by Pda (254 points) | 31 views

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  has resumed premium processing of H1B work visas in all categories on Tuesday( 3rd Oct ‘17), months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of petitions for the work visas. The H1B work visa is popular and most widely used visa among non-immigrants seeking job opportunities in USA mainly Indian IT professionals.

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year.

For more details visit: H1B Visa Application Process / H1B Visa Processing Time

Every year USCIS can issues a maximum of 65,000 H1B visas and 20,000 to those who have earned higher education in STEM subjects from a US higher educational institution.

USCIS had suspended premium processing temporarily from April 3rd to handle huge rush of new petitions and able to process long-pending petitions. On September 18, the USCIS resumed premium processing; for some categories of visas was opened up for the fast processing. . “Premium processing is now available for all types of H- 1B petitions,” US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said on Tuesday.

answered Feb 26, 2018 by danielsmith2124 (184 points)
Thanks a lot sir for detailed information.
So in 2018 year also, is USCIS again going to temporarily suspend premium processing like year 2017?

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