Who Will Be Affected By The Temporary Suspension Of H-1B Premium Processing?

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would start accepting the H-1B visa applications for the fiscal year 2018 beginning October 1, 2017, from April 3. H-1B visas applicants must apply six months before their start date.

H-1B premium processing suspension is a temporary process to all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017. Check for H1B Visa Process in UT Evaluators

Since cap-subject H-1B petitions cannot be filed before April 3, 2017for the Fiscal Year 2018, this suspension will apply to all petitions filed for the FY18 H-1B. The suspension also applies to petitions that may be cap-exempt.


While premium processing is suspended, we will reject any Form I-907 filed with an H-1B petition. If the petitioner submits one combined check for both the Form I-907 and Form I-129 H-1B fees, we will have to reject both forms.

We will continue to premium process Form I-129 H-1B petitions if the petitioner properly filed an associated Form I-907 before April 3, 2017. Therefore, we will refund the premium processing fee if:

A. The petitioner filed the Form I-907 for an H-1B petition before April 3, 2017, and

B. We did not take adjudicative action on the case within the 15-calendar-day processing period. For more info on H1B Visa  visit Primovox

This temporary suspension of premium processing does not apply to other eligible non immigrant classifications filed on Form I-129.

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