USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions

Beginning July 13, 2015, USCIS will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing requests for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions received by USCIS before July 13, 2015 will be rejected.

USCIS previously announced on May 19, 2015, that premium processing service would be suspended for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions from May 26, 2015 to July 27, 2015. The temporary suspension allowed the USCIS to implement the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule in a timely manner and begin adjudication of applications for employment authorization filed by H-4 nonimmigrants under the new regulation. Premium processing remained available for all other types of Form I-129 H-1B petitions during the temporary suspension.

The USCIS has closely monitored the workloads and has determined that it can resume premium processing service for H-1B extension of stay petitions on July 13, 2015.

As a reminder, the USCIS will accept only the new version (edition date: 01/29/2015) of Form I-907. You can find the edition date printed on the bottom left corner of every page of the form and instructions. The USCIS will reject previous editions of this form.

Original source: www.uscis.gov