Obstacle to H-1B Visa Status: Suspension of Premium Processing

March 27, 2017

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an unprecedented temporary halt to a service called Premium Processing for H-1B visas until October 2017. There was no indication from USCIS that this announcement was forthcoming.  This change will have a major impact on current and future employees at the university. If you are now working on a J-1 or F-1 OPT visa status and plan to change to H-1B please speak to your OISS Advisor as soon as possible.  More details are available here.