U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will resume premium processing (PP) for H-1B extensions. USCIS announced on May 19, 2015, that it was suspending PP applications, to allow the agency to implement the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses final rule in a timely manner and adjudicate applications for employment authorization filed by H-4 nonimmigrants under the new regulations. This was noted in a previous blog posts, here.
On July 13 - 2 weeks earlier than the expected resumption date - USCIS started accepting PP applications once again. However, PP requests that were filed before July 13 will not be accepted.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.