News Alert: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

Raw Pixel.    Pixabay   .  The  H-1B Work Visa  allows foreign nationals with a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent work experience) and a U.S. employer that will hire this person in a specialty occupation, including fashion models of distinguished merit & ability and those working for Department of Defense projects. The petitioning U.S. employer must demonstrate that the worker will be paid the actual or prevailing wage.

Raw Pixel. Pixabay. The H-1B Work Visa allows foreign nationals with a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent work experience) and a U.S. employer that will hire this person in a specialty occupation, including fashion models of distinguished merit & ability and those working for Department of Defense projects. The petitioning U.S. employer must demonstrate that the worker will be paid the actual or prevailing wage.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have resumed premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition, you should include the RFE response with the premium processing request.

When an H-1B petitioner properly requests the agency’s premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-day processing time. If USCIS does not take certain adjudicative action within the 15‑calendar day processing time, USCIS refunds the petitioner’s premium processing service fee and continues with expedited processing of the petition.

What happens if my case was transferred?

If you received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition, and you are requesting premium processing service, you must submit the premium processing request to the service center now handling the petition. You should also include a copy of the transfer notice with your premium processing request to avoid possible delays associated with the receipt of your premium processing request. If your petition was transferred and you send your premium processing request to the wrong center, USCIS will forward it to the petition’s current location. However, the premium processing clock will not start until the premium processing request has been received at the correct center. 

  • Nebraska Service Center

    • USPS:

      • USCIS Nebraska Service Center
        P.O. Box 87129
        Lincoln, NE 68501-7129

    • FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

      • USCIS Nebraska Service Center
        850 S Street
        Lincoln, NE 68508Vermont Service Center

  • Vermont Service Center

    • USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

      • USCIS Vermont Service Center
        Attn: I-129 H-1B
        30 Houghton Street
        St. Albans, VT 05478-2399

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