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USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions, Posted March 04, 2017
Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months. The temporary suspension applies to all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. USCIS says that it will notify the public before resuming premium processing for H-1B petitions.

USCIS says that petitioners may still submit a request to expedite an H-1B petition if they meet the criteria.

 This temporary suspension, USCIS says will help us educe overall H-1B processing times. By temporarily suspending premium processing, the Service states that it would work towards:
  • Processing long-pending petitions, which we have currently been unable to process due to the high volume of incoming petitions and the significant surge in premium processing requests over the past few years; and
  • Prioritize adjudication of H-1B extension of status cases that are nearing the 240 day mark. 
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