Since June 26, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proclaimed the processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program to be resumed. Due to the fact, that some rural and urban areas don’t have enough physicians, the Conrad 30 Waiver program permits medical doctors to obtain temporary visa to stay, even after completing their medical training.
“This program improves health care access for Americans living in underserved areas, and we are pleased to resume premium processing for these petitions,” said USCIS Acting Director James McCament.
To receive H-1B status under the Conrad 30 program, eligible petitioners are to fill Form I-907, Request for the Premium Processing Service for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The petitioner can fill this form together with an H-1B petition.
Also, soon USCIS will resume premium processing of H-1B petitions. Additional information including more details and dates of accepting premium processing for petitions are about to be announced soon.
Note, in case the petitioner supplied one payment including the Form I-907 and Form I‑129 fees, USCIS will reject both forms. For now, premium processing is still suspended for all other H-1B petitions.