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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

U.S. Suspends Fast-Track Processing of H-1B Visas


By Market Watch, March 06, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it plans to temporarily suspend fast-track processing for the skilled-worker visa program, a move that could slow down the process of hiring foreign workers for U.S. companies.

Starting April 3 and running for up to six months, the agency will no longer allow H-1B applicants to pay an additional fee of $1,225 to get a response within 15 days — a program known as premium processing. Regular processing, where the fee varies based on the type of employment being sought, can last between three and six months.


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