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Premium Processing for Conrad 30 Resumes

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The U.S.’s medically underserved communities and foreign-born doctors received good news today, as the  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, starting June 26, they’ll resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers.


The Conrad 30 program plays a major role in the U.S. healthcare system, as it allows certain medical doctors to stay in the United States on temporary visas after completing their medical training to work in rural and urban areas with physician shortages. The USCIS's Acting Director James McCament said of the news, “this program improves health care access for Americans living in underserved areas, and we are pleased to resume premium processing for these petitions.”

Starting June 26, eligible petitioners for medical doctors seeking H-1B status under the Conrad 30 program, or through an interested government agency waiver, can file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. Form I-907 can be filed together with an H-1B petition or separately for a pending H-1B petition.   

The USCIS also announced it plans to resume premium processing of other H-1B petitions as workloads permit. Follow our bLAWg to stay up to date on the latest on the H-1B visa and other immigration news.


If you have questions about what the resumption of premium processing for petitions Under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program means for you, or need assistance ensuring your paperwork is correctly filed, contact GoffWilson. GoffWilson focuses exclusively on immigration law, and has  extensive experience with both the Conrad 30 Waiver Program and the H-1B Visa, and can make sure your petition is filed correctly, allowing you to once again take advantage of this important service.

Filed under:H-1B Visa, Immigration Law