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Temporary Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing of H-1B Skilled Worker Visa Applications

March 7, 2017

Temporary Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing of H-1B Skilled Worker Visa Applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is temporarily suspending premium processing of H-1B skilled worker visa applications for up to six months beginning on April 3, 2017. This suspension includes FY 2018 H-1B cap filings and cap-exempt cases, as well as changes of employer, extensions and amendments. The suspension is expected to last for up to six months.

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/03/06/premium-h-1b-visa-processing-temporarily-suspended?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=ee5e601e16-DNU20170306&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-ee5e601e16-199708521&mc_cid=ee5e601e16&mc_eid=b1c8192def

OISS will work with WSU Departments to identify urgent non-cap H-1B filing needs so that they can be submitted via premium processing as soon as possible. Understand that while USCIS says that it will honor premium processing requests for non-cap cases that remain pending on April 3, this cannot be guaranteed.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OISS Office at 313-577-3422.