USCIS to Begin Premium Processing of Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions on April 28

USCIS has informed the public that it will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the annual fiscal year 2015 cap on April 28, 2014. This includes H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the annual cap for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher.

On April 7, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petition submissions to reach the annual cap of 65,000 general category submissions and 20,000 advanced degree exemption submissions. All filings received by USCIS by April 7 were accepted.