Your resource for all things immigration.

Home » Posts tagged 'Premium processing'

Tag Archives: Premium processing

USCIS Processing Delays for H-1B Extensions Continue

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

As many have noticed, the processing of H-1B extensions at the California Service Center and Vermont Service Center continue to be extremely slow, and the backlog is causing significant hardships for those affected individuals. (more…)

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing of Petitions for H-1B Extension

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yesterday that it will temporarily suspend premium processing of Petitions for H-1B extensions beginning on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. USCIS will continue to process H-1B extensions that were received prior to May 26.  USCIS will refund the premium processing fee for H-1B extensions filed prior to May 26, 2015, but not processed within the 15-calendar-day period. (more…)

Stay on Order Affecting H-2B Program is Extended by One Month

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

On Wednesday, the Florida federal court in Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14-cv-682, extended the stay on its March 4, 2015 order vacating the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2008 H-2B regulations order by one month through May 15, 2015. DOL will continue to process temporary labor certification applications under its H-2B regulations until this date. (more…)

Premium Processing Update for Selected H-1B Petitions

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin premium processing H-1B petitions selected during its April 13, 2015 lottery by no later than April 27, 2015.

(more…)

Alert: USCIS Conducts Random H-1B Lottery for FY 2016

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Today, after receiving nearly 233,000 petitions, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it conducted its lottery (a computer-generated random selection process) to select the H-1B petitions that it will adjudicate for the 65,000 general-cap and 20,000 master’s cap visas available for FY 2016. (more…)