USCIS announced that it is resuming premium processing for petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries who will be employed at qualifying cap-exempt institutions and organizations. Qualifying institutions and organizations include:
- 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.
Starting today, qualifying cap-exempt institutions and organizations can submit Form I-907 along with an I-129 petition or they can submit the Form I-907 to upgrade a currently pending I-129 petition to premium processing.
USCIS says it plans to resume premium processing for all other H-1B petitions as workloads permit, but as of right now, the premium processing suspension still stands for all other H-1B petitions.