On May 20, 2019, the USCIS announced that it will begin premium processing for FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting a change of status. Petitions that were not filed under premium processing concurrently when the FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petition was filed can now be converted to premium processing. This only applies to cases requesting a "change of status." Petitions filed requesting consular notification cannot be converted to premium at this time.
In addition, the USCIS is not accepting pre-paid mailers for H-1B cap cases being converted to premium at this time. So, any individuals for whom a cap-subject H-1B petition was filed as a "change of status" who want to convert the petition to premium processing, should provide a check as follows:
Payable to: Law Office of Leila Freijy PLLC
Amount: $1535 (this covers $1410 premium processing fee, $100 in legal fees and $25 for UPS)
Send to: Law Office of Leila Freijy PLLC, 3150 Livernois Road, Suite 103, Troy, MI 48083
Premium processing for all other FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions will not begin until at least June 2019. The USCIS will notify the public with a confirmed date for premium processing for cap-subject petitioners not requesting a change of status.
Please share this email with any of your employees for whom we filed an H-1B cap case that was selected in the lottery and filed as a "change of status."