USCIS Reinstates Premium Processing for Certain H-1B Petitions

USCIS has begun to accept premium processing I-907 requests for cap-exempt H-1B classifications.  This means that a petitioner can file an I-907 if it is (1) an institution of higher education, (2) a nonprofit related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education, or (3) a nonprofit research or governmental research organization. This applies to beneficiaries who will be employed at these entities as well. Earlier in the year, USCIS again permitted premium processing for H-1B petitions associated with Conrad 30 waivers for foreign medical graduate beneficiaries.