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USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing

On July 24, 2017, USCIS announced the restoration of premium processing ($1225 fee) for higher education institutions.  University of Minnesota departments wishing to apply for a new or extension H-1B can resume requests for ISSS to process cases according to Premium Processing timelines.

After a department submits a complete H-1B application to ISSS (this means all questionnaires and all required paper documents), at this time of year ISSS takes 4 to 8 weeks to submit the H-1B petition to USCIS.  USCIS takes up to 15 days to adjudicate the case.  Thus, departments should estimate a start date for an H-1B Approval of 6 to 10 weeks from the date you submit a complete application.

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