U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that as of today, October 3, 2017, it has resumed the premium processing option for all H-1B petitions including for the conversion of pending petitions. USCIS reinstated the premium processing service for H-1B Cap-subject cases on September 18, 2017.
Premium processing gives employers the option of having a petition reviewed within 15 days for an additional filing fee of $1225. If the case is not reviewed within the 15 day period, the premium processing fee is returned.