No Premium Processing for H-1B

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From April 3rd, 2017, the Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) will NOT accept any Premium Processing for H-1B. That means no new H-1Bs can be filed in premium. Due to the fact that most H-1Bs are filed in Premium these days, the CIS is really behind on ordinary H-1Bs. This suspension may last up to 6 months. The only way to get faster processing will be through “Expedited Criteria, with definitive proof of one of the following criteria:

“USCIS review​s​ all​ expedite requests on a case-by-case basis and requests are granted at the discretion of the office leadership.​ The burden is on the applicant or petitioner to demonstrate that one or more of the e​xpedite criteria have been met.​​

​USCIS may expedite a​ petition or application if it meets one or more of the following criteria:​

Severe financial loss to company or ​person​;​
Emergency situation;​
Humanitarian reasons;​
Nonprofit organization whose request is in furtherance of the cultural and social interests of the United States​;​
Department of Defense or ​n​ational ​i​nterest ​s​ituation (These particular expedite requests must come from an official U.S. government entity and state that delay will be detrimental to the government.);​
USCIS error; or​
Compelling interest of USCIS.”

For more information contact Banerjee & Associates