USCIS to Suspend Premium Processing of H-1Bs as of April 3

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Late on Friday USCIS announced it would be suspending premium processing of all H-1B petitions for up to six months, beginning on April 3, 2017. This does include cap-subject cases filed on March 31. USCIS states they are doing this to reduce the processing time for non-expedited H-1B petitions, which has increased to 7-8 months. You can read the full notice from USCIS here: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-will-temporarily-suspend-premium-processing-all-h-1b-petitions

We realize that this will be a massive inconvenience to many companies, and may impact  hiring decisions. It will also mean that employers will need to file H-1B extensions as early as possible to avoid delays. We will post here as soon as we receive any additional information. Please also consider following us on Facebook for updates on the changing immigration landscape.

If you have any questions about the premium processing suspension or how it may affect your specific case, please contact us at 216-896-0855.