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Immigration Alert: DHS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

H1B Visa

Yesterday, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it immediately resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions, following a halt on the service for several months to allow USCIS to bring current applications that were then pending for extended durations.

Premium processing is an optional service available for an additional fee of $1,410, which allows for 15-day processing of certain immigrant and non-immigrant employment-based visa petitions.  The fee, paid in addition to any established USCIS filing fees, is returned if the petition is not adjudicated within 15 days of filing.

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