USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months. USCIS will notify the public before resuming premium processing for H-1B petitions.
The temporary suspension applies to all H-1B petitions filed for FY18, including regular cap, master’s advanced degree cap, and cap-exempt petitions. During the suspension period, USCIS will reject any Form I-907 filed with an H-1B petition. If the petitioner submits one combined check for both the Form I-907 and Form I-129 H-1B fees, USCIS will reject both forms.
Under certain extreme circumstances, petitioners may submit a request to expedite an H-1B petition.
This temporary suspension will help to reduce overall H-1B processing times.