Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2020, 2:43 PM

Fast-Track Option for H-1B Visas Delayed Until End of June

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

Employers are unlikely to get their petitions for high-skilled guestworkers fast-tracked until June 29 at the earliest, when the option will resume in a two-phased approach.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the suspension of premium processing for fiscal year 2021 will apply to H-1B petitions subject to the annual 85,000 cap. Once premium processing is restored, the first phase will include H-1B petitions requesting a change of status from F-1 student visas. The second phase will include all other FY 2021 cap-subject petitions, the agency said Monday.

The temporary suspension is meant to reduce overall H-1B processing times, and ...

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