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H-1B Premium Processing for certain physicians available

As a relief to many concerned hospitals, foreign medical graduates and patients, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that effective June 26, 2017, they will resume accepting Premium Processing requests for H-1B petitions seeking a Conrad 30 or IGA (Interested Government Agency) Waiver. Despite some relief in the final step of a Conrad 30 or IGA Waiver application, there are still several preliminary steps that require time and preparation to successfully complete.

Unfortunately for the many other pending or future H-1B petitions, Premium Processing is not yet generally available again and there is no announcement as to when such a benefit will resume.

If you have any questions regarding immigration matters for you or your business, including those unique issues facing healthcare immigration, please don't hesitate to contact our office for a free consultation.