by Chris Musillo

Effective immediately the USCIS is again accepting H-1B premium processing extensions petitions, ending a seven week suspension of the program.

In May, the USCIS suspended premium processing for all H-1B extension petitions. The suspension was because the USCIS feared that the volume of H-1B extension petitions would surge due to the new H-4 EAD rule.

Rumors persisted that the USCIS might end the suspension earlier than the previously announced July 27 reenactment date. USCIS closely monitored the demand for the H-4 EADs and are confident that the implementation of the H-4 EAD program has worked well. Accordingly, the suspension of the H-1B extension premium processing program is over.

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