The USCIS announced that that it intends to follow the same procedures that were used in previous years for the Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B season. Earlier this year, the USCIS had contemplated using a pre-registration system to accept H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2019 filings. The USCIS’ recent announcement confirms that the filing procedures will not change for Fiscal year 2019. The USCIS also stated that it does not anticipate that premium processing will be suspended for H-1B petitions not subject to the quota. However, there may be a short suspension of premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions.