H-1B and Premium Processing

Getting a visa can surely be a time taking process. Procuring an H1-B visa was such a matter which also depended upon luck as earlier it was conducted based on a lottery system. Multiple rounds of the lottery were conducted to get an H1-B visa and that too for advanced degree holders. But since April 1, 2020, the premium processing service has been resumed which has given relief to the people.

What does premium processing service mean?

Premium processing is the service offered by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, in which the H1-B employers can get access to faster processing of their petitions by paying additional fees of $1410. This allows the USCIS to carry out their services without fully suspending its services due to lottery allotment.

What is the benefit?

This allows employers to hire professionals much easily within a quick period. They can easily find out whether the professional will be allotted the H1-B visa in the lottery. The resumption of the premium processing services is also beneficial in the extension petitions due to international travel needs. This will help the most skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries to get the H1-B visa.

Apart from that USCIS will be providing the new H1-B data repository through which more information of the H1-B employers can be gathered. The data can be easily gathered, based on fiscal years, codes of industry, names of organizations, cities, states and zip code. Through this, the process has become more transparent and acquaints the seekers about the approval rate. Through the help of the best immigration service providers, this percentage raises exponentially.

Impact of premium processing service on the petition:

The premium processing service guarantees the H1-B employers that either their petition will be processed within 15 days, or the premium processing service fee will be refunded and expedited processing will continue. As soon as seekers request for premium processing service the tenure of 15 days will be started i.e. starting from the date of receiving the Form I-907.

Eligibility conditions:

If the applicant has the corresponding nonimmigrant classification as E-1, E-2, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, LZ, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1, R-1, TN-1, TN-2, then they can seek the premium services as of now. The subjects can be more easily discussed and comprehended through the immigration services providers across the globe.

Note: The beneficiaries of the visa petitions can’t seek premium processing, except in the cases where the petitioner can file a self-petition. Furthermore, premium processing is denied if a previous petition is already pending and another petition is put or involves labour substitution requests or pending form I-140 petition or there is involvement of duplicate labour certification requests.

How SKJ Juris will assist you:

One of the leading global firms for providing immigration services provides help in procuring the H1-B visas. These visas are difficult to get, but due to their immense knowledge and experience, they are the best options available in the global markets to improve your chances. As more information on the premium processing can’t be gathered through calling a USCIS service centre as it is solely devoted to the users only, SKJ Juris acts as the bridge between the seekers and the knowledge. Through their exceptional immigration services provided by their team, they have become the pioneers of the industry.

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