Premium processing of H1b will be exempt from lottery system for this year?

Asked over 1 year ago - Sunnyvale, CA

USCIS has released a press note on 03/15 stating they may receive more than CAP applications this year during April 1-5.
If someone apply for the Premium processing then it will be exempt from the lottery system (in case lottery happens)?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . No, premium processing of cap-subject H-1B won't start until April 15th, if there are any number left.

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  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . No. That is why premium processing does not start upon receipt of the H-1B. ALL cap-subject petitions received within the first week will be subject to a lottery. Only those selected will be processed.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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