The USCIS has announced that the option of premium processing will be available for all filings as of 3-12-2019. We do not expect that premium will be available for H-1b cap/lottery cases filed in April of 2019 but, that remains to be seen.
The USCIS has restored premium processing for all H-1b petitions, if they were filed on or before Dec 21, 2018. Regardless of the Service Center or the type of case; transfer, amendment, extension with change, etc. all are eligible for upgrades. The filing fee for premium processing is $1410.00.