US is fast processing H-1B visas in several categories. Check them out

US is going to expedite processing of H-1B work visas in many categories, mainly in higher education and scientific research institutions.

"US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately," an official statement.

As per the department, petitions from the exempted category will be taken up.


"Premium processing will also resume for petitions that may also be exempt if the beneficiary will be employed at a qualifying cap-exempt institution, organisation or entity," the USCIS said.

It has previously announced that premium processing resumed on June 26 for H-1B petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver program as well as interested government agency waivers.

The federal agency also plans to resume premium processing of other H-1B petitions as workloads permit.


The H-1B visa has cap of 65,000 visas for each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual "master's cap" of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries with a US master's degree or higher.