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H1b Premium Processing Resumes

Discussion in 'Notices - please read' started by Ron Gotcher, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    From the USCIS:

    Beginning July 13, 2015, USCIS will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing requests for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions received by USCIS before July 13, 2015 will be rejected.

    We previously announced on May 19, 2015, 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. The temporary suspension allowed us 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.

    We have closely monitored our workloads and have determined that we can resume premium processing service for H-1B extension of stay petitions on July 13, 2015.

    As a reminder, we will accept only the new version (edition date: 01/29/2015) of Form I-907. You can find the edition date printed on the bottom left corner of every page of the form and instructions. We will reject previous editions of this form.
     
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    workhard123 New Member

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    Ron,

    When we upgrade a petition which is already submitted in regular processing, is it possible to upgrade to premium processing without H1B receipt number?

    Thanks
     
  3. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    No, you need the receipt number, otherwise they can't find the petition.
     
  4. stanii

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    Personally too late, too little.
    But hope this is great news for others.
     
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    Ron I know you mentioned that applying for H4 COS (from H1) along with your spouse's H1 extension would expedite the H4 COS. My spouse had applied for her H1 extension under normal processing last month. Now that the premium processing has resumed, we are planning to upgrade it to premium. We are trying to understand if there is anyway to file a new H4 COS along with this 'upgrade' and have the H4 approved along with the H1?

    Note: My 6 year H1 is ending Sep '15, and perm is pending. Perm applied Feb 1st week '15. Spouse has approved I140.
     
  6. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    You can try to add her, but I doubt they will take it in the premium processing unit.
     

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