The USCIS has announced that they will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions as of April 3, 2017. All requests received on or after this date will be rejected. Paying USCIS an extra fee for premium processing guaranteed that H-1B petitions were processed in 15 days. Without premium processing available, it can take up to 6 months or more to process H-1B visa petitions. Please take this into account when considering your summer and fall staffing needs. According to USCIS the goal of the suspension is to reduce overall processing times for H-1B petitions.
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