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Gunster's immigration law practice

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 3, 2017 that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions. As such, premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions. 

H-1B visas provide skilled workers for a wide range of specialty occupations, including information technology, engineering, finance and mathematics. When a petitioner requests the agency’s premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-calendar day processing time. If that time is not met, the agency will refund the petitioner’s premium processing service fee and continue with expedited processing of the petition.

In addition to the resumption of premium processing for H-1B extension of stay petitions, USCIS had previously resumed premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the annual cap,  petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers and certain H-1B petitions that are not subject to the cap.

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