Premium Processing Returns for Certain H-1Bs


Today, USCIS announced it will resume premium processing on Monday, June 26th for H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors through the Conrad 30 Waiver program. Conrad 30 is a program that allows medical doctors in J-1 status to forego the two-year foreign residence requirement so they can remain in the United States and apply for authorization to work in a medically underserved area.

This announcement is consistent with what the CIS Ombudsman's Office said in a teleconference on H-1B processing issues on Tuesday. Specifically, the CIS Ombudsman's Office confirmed that USCIS would resume premium processing incrementally. Regarding when USCIS will resume premium processing for other H-1B petitions, the USCIS announcement noted, "USCIS plans to resume premium processing of other H-1B petitions as workloads permit. We will make additional announcements with specific details related to when we will begin accepting premium processing for those petitions."

Please contact your Goel & Anderson attorney if you have any questions, and continue to check the Goel & Anderson website for the latest news regarding H-1B processing issues.