On July 24th, USCIS announced that premium processing will resume effective immediately for petitions that are exempt from the cap, which are petitions filed by employers that qualifies as:
* An institution of higher education;
* A nonprofit related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education; or
* A nonprofit research or governmental research organization.
USCIS previously announced that premium processing resumed on June 26th for H-1B petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program as well as interested government agency waivers.
USCIS plans to resume premium processing of other H-1B petitions as workloads permit. We anticipate that premium processing may be available for all H-1B cases by August 21st or sooner.