PREMIUM PROCESSING RESUMES FOR FY2019 H-1B CAP CASES

USCIS announced late Friday that it will resume premium processing on Monday, January 28, 2019, for all FY2019 H‑1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”). The previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing remains in effect for all other categories of H‑1B petitions to which it applied

Check in with Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim regarding the February 2019 Visa Bulletin

In the February 2019 Visa Bulletin, Charlie provides his predictions for monthly forward movement for various categories. These predictions are based on current demand trends and are reliable through May 2019. Movement “up to five weeks” should be interpreted as a range of movement per month between zero and five weeks. Charlie anticipates publishing updated projections for potential monthly movement in the July 2019 Visa Bulletin.