Skip to Content

Update on H-1B Visa Petition


The H-1B Visa is a program that allows companies in the United States to employ foreign workers, temporarily. The specific occupations addressed in this Visa are those that necessitate the “theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent”, according to the USCIS. These occupations are specific to certain fields, such as science, engineering, and IT.

Recently, there was an update on the H-1B Visa petition, one that set to take place as of July 24th, 2017. The update concerns the processing of these Visas, particularly in reference to cap-except H-1B petitions. Though it was previously announced in June that the premium processing for these petitions was resumed, it has not. The update refers to the petitions that are filed by physicians, under the Conrad 30 waiver program. It also refers to those filed on behalf of government agency waivers. Unfortunately, the update revealed that premium processing was still provisionally deferred for all other H-1B petitions, until further notice.

These updates come after a long line of political, social, and economic changes following the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration to the United States.

Contact Our Phoenix Immigration Attorneys Today

Our Phoenix immigration attorneys at Kanu & Associates, P.C. understand you may have a variety of concerns regarding your status as an immigrant in this country. Our legal team will apply all of our education and experience to your particular situation, ensuring you are taken care of to the fullest. Don’t feel as though you have to face these concerns without the help of a trusted legal representative--we want to help.

If you are in need of a Phoenix immigration attorney you can trust to relentlessly fight on your behalf, don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling (602) 353-7795.