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USCIS Announces Premium Processing Available for all Remaining FY 2020 H-1B Cap Petitions on June 10

Published on 6/7/2019

USCIS has announced today that premium processing will be available for all remaining fiscal year 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions starting Monday, June 10th. Premium processing remains available for H-1B petitions that are exempt from the cap or annual quota, such as H-1B change of employer and extension of stay requests. Further, in an effort to process all premium processing petitions in a timely manner, USCIS has announced that starting June 10th  and continuing through June 24th, it will suspend the use of pre-paid mailers to send final notices for FY2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions not requesting a change of status. Instead, USCIS will use regular mail to send out its final notifications.

On Monday, June 10th, employers may file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, along with a fee of $1,410, with the USCIS service center where the H-1B cap petition is pending. In addition to the Form I-907 and premium processing fee, we recommend providing USCIS with a copy of the receipt notice for the pending petition. Please note that USCIS has announced that the agency has completed the lottery selection process and data entry for all FY2020 cap-subject cases, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption, and will begin returning H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the lottery. USCIS has not provided the public with a time frame for returning unselected petitions.

Please contact your immigration team at Ryan Swanson & Cleveland for assistance with a premium processing request for your pending FY2020 cap-subject H-1B petition.

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This message has been released by the Immigration Group at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC to advise of recent developments in the law. Because each situation is different, this information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances. Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Seattle, Washington.

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