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Rapid Processing Available for All High-Skill Guestworker Visas

Oct. 3, 2017, 7:13 PM

All types of H-1B specialty occupation visa petitions once again have the option of fast-track processing.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Oct. 3 announced that premium processing is available for extensions of H-1B status, the last category of petitions that hasn’t already had the service restored. Premium processing allows petitioners to pay an extra fee to guarantee a decision within 15 calendar days.

The USCIS in March suspended premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions, citing heavy workloads and backlogs. In June, the agency allowed premium processing only for physicians working in medically underserved areas. In September, H-1B visa petitions...

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