Premium Processing on H-1b Petitions

Categories: Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

USCIS announced that the 15 day clock for premium processing on H-1b petitions will not begin until April 15, 2013.  Regardless, these individuals will not be able to begin working until October 1st, 2013 when this year’s visas are actually released.

The delay is because USCIS was inundated with 124,000+ H-1b visa applications last week for only 85,000 slots.