By: Maria Schneider

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, the USCIS will reinstate premium processing on certain applications. Below is a list of case types and the date on which premium processing will be reinstated.

June 1 – All I-140s, except those on behalf of Multinational Managers / Executives and National Interest Waivers can be filed for or upgraded to premium processing. (NOTE – I-140s on behalf of Multinational Managers / Executives and National Interest Waivers have never been allowed to file under premium processing.)

June 8 – Cap-exempt H-1B petitions that were filed before June 8 can be upgraded to premium processing. Typical cap-exempt H-1B petitions include:
  • H-1B extensions
  • H-1B amendments
  • H-1B transfers
  • H-1B petitions filed on behalf of cap-exempt entities such as research facilities and universities.

June 15 – Cap-exempt H-1Bs filed on or after June 15 can be filed for premium processing

June 22 – All other H-1Bs petitions, including H-1B cap cases selected in April 2020 can be filed for or upgraded to premium processing.