USCIS has resumed premium processing services for certain categories of H-1B petitions. At present, premium processing is available for the following categories:
- 2018 cap-subject petitions, including those under the Master’s quota
- Petitions for cap-exempt employers, such as nonprofit and research entities and universities
- Doctors under the Conrad waiver program
Premium processing is expected to become available for all other H-1B petitions when USCIS’ workload permits. The most recent press release did not commit to a time frame for all other H-1B petitions.