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USCIS has announced a phased reopening of the premium processing program it had shut off on March 20, 2020, under which various petition types can again be filed with premium processing requests or existing cases can be converted to the premium processing track.
As of June 1, 2020, I-140 Immigrant Petitions for Alien Worker can again be filed as premium processing or converted to the premium processing track if filed during the moratorium period or before. Also, as of June 8, 2020, all non-H-1B petitions can be filed as premium processing or can be converted if filed before June 8. H-1B petitions already filed before June 8 can be converted to premium processing if they are cap-exempt petitioned in the sense of having already been counted against earlier years’ H-1B caps (extensions, amendments, change of employer cases etc. for individuals who already had H-1Bs).
As of June 15, 2020, all new H-1Bs can be filed as premium processing cases, and existing H-1Bs where the employer is a cap-exempt institution or the case is based on a CONRAD-30 waiver may be converted to premium processing.
On June 27, 2020, cap-subject Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B cases already filed may be converted to premium processing.