** Premium processing service was suspended for H-1B Cap cases ** – USCIS Alert, 03/20/2018
USCIS confirmed to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that the agency is not anticipating any procedural changes for the FY2019 H-1B cap season. USCIS intends to follow the same procedures that were used for the FY2018 H-1B season.
In addition, USCIS does not anticipate that premium processing will be suspended for non-cap H-1B petitions. However, there may be a short suspension of premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions.