USCIS had previously suspended Premium Processing, the optional service to have a petition adjudicated within 15 calendar days, during last year’s H-1B lottery season for a variety of H-1B petitions. USCIS has now resumed premium processing on Monday, January 28, for all last fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions. Petitioners who have received requests for evidence (RFEs) for pending FY 2019 cap petitions should include their RFE response with any request for premium processing they may submit. This service is only available for pending petitions.
The previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing remains in effect for all other categories of H-1B petitions to which it applied. USCIS plans to resume premium processing for the remaining categories of H‑1B petitions as agency workloads permit.