United States Resumes Fast-Tracking Of H-1B Work Visas
Premium processing of H-1B visa was suspended in April to deal with substantial rush of brand-new petitions.
Press Trust of India|Last Upgraded: September 19, 2017
The FY 2018 cap for H-1B visas has actually been set at 65,000.
Washington: The United States has actually resumed quickly processing of H-1B work visas in all classifications based on Congress-mandated limitation, 5 months after it was suspended briefly to deal with the substantial rush of applications for the work visas popular amongst Indian IT specialists. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that enables United States business to use foreign employees in speciality professions that need technical or theoretical know-how. The innovation business rely on it to employ 10s of countless workers each year.
Premium processing of H-1B visa was suspended in April to manage substantial rush of brand-new petitions.
The United States Citizenship and Migration Provider (USCIS) resumed premium processing on Monday for all H-1B visa petitions based on the (FY) 2018 cap, a media release stated.
The FY 2018 cap has actually been set at 65,000.
Premium processing has actually likewise been resumed for the yearly 20,000 extra petitions that are reserved to work with employees with a United States greater academic degree, it stated.
When a petitioner demands the firm’s premium processing service, USCIS ensures a 15-day processing time.
“If the 15- calendar day processing time is not fulfilled, the company will reimburse the petitioner’s premium processing service charge and continue with expedited processing of the application,” the USCIS stated.
It stated including that the service is just readily available for pending petitions, not new submissions, because USCIS got enough petitions in April to satisfy the FY 2018 cap.
In addition to resumption of premium processing for H-1B visa petitions based on the FY 2018 cap, USCIS formerly resumed premium processing H-1B petitions submitted on behalf of doctors under the Conrad 30 waiver program, along with interested federal government company waivers and for certain H-1B petitions that are exempt to the cap.
“Premium processing stays momentarily suspended for all other H-1B petitions, such as extensions of stay,” the USCIS stated, including that it prepares to resume premium processing for all other staying H-1B petitions exempt to the FY 2018 cap, as firm works allow.