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Immigration Visa Update: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Cap-Exempt H-1B Visas

In a July 24, 2017 news release, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced an immediate resumption of Premium Processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B (Temporary Worker) Visa petitioners, including: institutions of higher education; nonprofits related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education; or nonprofit research or governmental research organizations. Premium Processing will also resume for petitions that may be exempt if the beneficiary will be employed at a qualifying cap-exempt institution, organization or entity. With Premium Processing, petitioners will know if their visa petition is approved or denied within 15 days of the date USCIS receives the petition. Continue Reading