Starting April 2, 2018, USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions Subject to the FY 2019 Cap.
Similar to last year, USCIS will temporarily suspect premium processing for all cap-subject petitions. This suspension is expected to last until September 10, 2018. Premium processing is when petitioners can request a faster processing time on H-1B petitions with an additional paid fee of $1,225.
During this temporary suspension, USCIS will reject combined checks that include fees for premium processing and the H-1B petition. Practice tip: Do not file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service and do not submit the $1,225 fee. Both the form and fees will be rejected by USCIS. The reasons for the temporary suspension is to aid USCIS is reducing overall H-1B processing times.
SKT will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.
If you have any questions or are interested in applying for the EB-5 visa, please contact the attorneys at SKT.