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US extends suspension of premium processing for H-1B visas

By: Keerthi Mohan

In a jolt to Indian techies in the US, the country has extended the temporary suspension of premium processing for H1-B visas in a bid to clear the backlog. The suspension was originally slated to last until September 10, 2018. But it has now been extended until February 19 next year, reported news agency PTI. Premium processing helps shorten the usual processing time of H-1B visa petitions from an average of six months to 15 days for a fee of $1,225 (Rs 86,181). This feature allowed some companies to jump the queue. According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services,…

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