ATTENTION H-1B APPLICANTS
February 18, 2019
The USCIS has announced that it will resume premium processing of H-1B petitions filed before the end of last year. While the properly requested premium processing normally guarantees a 15-day processing time, the USCIS has previously announced in January that they had suspended the program due to the government shutdown.
With the government now refunded, the USCIS will resume the premium processing for those applicants who submitted the requests before December 21st, 2018. It is imperative that applications are properly submitted, and that in the event of a transfer or a request for evidence, those materials be handed promptly and appropriately. The USCIS notes that the premium processing clock does not start until all the materials are sent into the correct service center!
If you are confused or concerned about the validity of your application or how to handle the numerous and complex immigration laws, it is highly, HIGHLY encouraged that you seek qualified legal counsel. Don’t let a simple mistake ruin your chances at a visa!