On July 13, 2015, USCIS resumed accepting requests for premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing requests for Form I-129, the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, extension of stay petitions received by USCIS prior to July 13, 2015 will be rejected.
USCIS previously announced on May 19, 2015, that it would suspend premium processing for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay requests from May 26, 2015, to July 27, 2015. This temporary suspension allowed USCIS to implement the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule in a temply manner. .