USCIS Resumes Accepting Premium Processing Requests for H-1B Extensions!
We have received some good news today: Beginning today (July 13, 2015), USCIS will resume accepting premium processing requests (Form I-907) for all Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, H-1B extension of stay petitions!
On May 19, 2015, USCIS announced that premium processing service would be suspended for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions from May 26, 2015 to July 27, 2015 in order to implement the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule in a timely manner and begin adjudication of applications for employment authorization filed by H-4 nonimmigrants under the new regulation. Premium processing remained available for all other types of Form I-129 H-1B petitions during the temporary suspension.
USCIS has now determined that its workload will allow them to resume premium processing service for H-1B extension of stay petitions on July 13, 2015.