USCIS announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension petitions from May 26, 2015 until July 27, 2015. This suspension will enable USCIS to implement employment authorization to eligible H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants.
During this time, USCIS will continue to premium process Extension of Stay petitions filed prior to May 26, 2015, and will continue to refund the premium processing fee if USCIS does not act on the case within the guaranteed 15-calender-day period. This suspension only affects premium processing requests for Extension of Stay petitions; all other Form I-129 H-1B petitions will remain eligible for premium processing during this time.
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