H1B Expedite Criteria eligibility


#1

Hi All,

Since Premium Processing is suspended right now,
I wanted to check if my case is eligible for expedited processing

My H1B is under extension at the moment and I need to Travel to India in March 2019 for my only sister’s marriage.

Will I be eligible for expedited processing under any of the following criteria?

Emergency situation
Humanitarian reasons

See USCIS data here: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

Further details on my Visa:

  1. I came to the US on H1B in November 2015.
  2. My stamped Visa expired on Jan 2018.
  3. In July 2018, I got an approved extension until Feb 2019
  4. I applied for another extension in Nov 2018, this is still in process.

#2

No, you will not be. Emergency refers to the applicant being really ill or something that is health related, etc. Check https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume1-PartA-Chapter12.html#footnote-2 and Humanitarian refers to times of War and threat to your life in some way…
You may discuss with your attorney and re-confirm, but that’s the USCIS guidance on their official website.


#3

Good to know. Thank you Kumar