USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
USCIS will resume premium processing on Monday, Jan. 28, for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”). Petitioners who have received requests for evidence (RFEs) for pending FY 2019 cap petitions should include their RFE response with any request for premium processing they may submit.
H-1B visas provide employers with skilled workers for a wide range of specialty occupations. When a petitioner requests the agency’s premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-day processing time. If we do not take certain adjudicative action within the 15‑calendar day processing time, USCIS refunds the petitioner’s premium processing service fee and continues with expedited processing of the petition. This service is only available for pending petitions, not new submissions, because we have already received enough petitions to meet the FY 2019 cap.
The previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing remains in effect for all other categories of H-1B petitions to which it applied. We plan to resume premium processing for the remaining categories of H‑1B petitions as agency workloads permit.
We will continue to notify the public via uscis.gov when we begin accepting premium processing for other categories of H-1B petitions.
原本说停止到2019年2月19日的加急服务（premium processing）现在部分上线了。如果你在2018年4月参加了H-1B 的抽签并中签，且申请仍然在审理阶段的话，可以考虑递交$1410 的申请费和I-907 表格，要求移民局加急处理。即在15天之内告知是批准、补件、还是拒绝。如果是补件，补充材料递交之后，移民局仍然需要在15天之内做出决定。如果你的H-1B 申请是transfer 的申请，则暂时仍然无法使用加急服务。