On Friday, June 7th, USCIS announced that starting Monday, June 10, it will begin premium processing services for all FY 2020 H-1B cap subject petitions. This means that individuals who were previously not eligible to file using premium processing are now eligible to convert their case to the premium service.
USCIS also announced that it will continue to use regular mail and continue its temporary suspension of pre-paid mailers to send out final notices for H-1B petitions not requesting a change of status, through June 24th, 2019. USCIS explained that using pre-paid mailers requires a “separate and more time-consuming manual process” than its automated system using U.S. mail. USCIS indicated that it intends to resume using pre-paid mailers provided by petitioners on June 25th, 2019, but it is prudent to wait for USCIS to confirm the resumption of this practice.
If you have questions on how this impacts your H-1B cap subject petition, please contact SPS Immigration.