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Premium Processing for H-1B Resumed

A few months back, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that they would put a stop to the premium processing option to expedite the H-1B visa process. This week, however, the USCIS has decided to reinstate the premium processing option for these visas. H-1B visas are for foreign nationals who wish to come to the United States to work in a skilled job.

This will allow those who pay an extra fee for premium processing to have their H-1B application if they meet certain criteria. There are a number of different ways that a person can be eligible for this situation. These qualifications include that the petitioner for the H-1B visa must be either an institution of higher education, a nonprofit organization affiliated with a higher education institute or a nonprofit for either a research or governmental research organization. Additionally, those who filed H-1B petitions for physicians will also be subject to premium processing under the Conrad 30 waiver program.

This will allow these employers who are petitioning for H-1B workers to speed up the process, which has a tendency to be lengthy. The fee for premium processing or Form I-907 is $1,225, in addition to the other fees associated with filing the application.

If you have questions as to whether you can become eligible for premium processing an H-1B visa, contact an experienced immigration law attorney today for assistance.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance.