H1B Cap Cases Filed for Consular Notification of a Beneficiary’s H1B Visa Can Now Be Upgraded to Premium Processing

Vastavam web: Effective Monday, June 10, 2019, in addition to any cap-subject H1B petition filed for regular processing that requested a change of status, the USCIS will also accept filings of premium processing requests of all remaining cap-subject petitions. Those employers who elect to “upgrade” their pending petitions to premium processing will be able to do this by filing form I-907. This, of course, only applies if the petition was selected in the H1B lottery.

As a reminder, the USCIS started the first phase of the premium processing “upgrades” of eligible petitions that requested a change of status on May 20, 2019. Premium processing remains available for all H1B petitions not subject to the cap. If any new information is provided by the USCIS with regard to premium processing “upgrades,” the details will be posted on MurthyDotCom. Subscribe to the free MurthyBulletin to receive future updates.

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