The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today the first implementation phase of the previously announced premium processing expansion. This expansion applies to certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 (E-13) multinational executive and manager classification or the EB-2 (E-21) National Interest Waiver (NIW) classification. This will NOT apply to new I-140 petitions. The new premium processing expansion will apply only to certain pending I-140 cases in these categories per the schedule below.
- Effective June 1, 2022, USCIS will accept Form I-907/ premium processing requests for EB-1 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021.
- Effective July 1, 2022, USCIS will accept Form I-907 premium processing requests for EB-2 NIW petitions received on or before June 1, 2021.
- Effective July 1, 2022, USCIS will accept Form I-907 premium processing requests for EB-1 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before March 1, 2021.
The premium processing expansion for these two new categories will require the Service to issue a decision (or a request for evidence) within 45 calendar days of receipt of the I-907 request, at a $2,500 filing fee. Also, the USCIS is implementing a new edition of the I-907 Premium Processing Form, which becomes mandatory as of July 1, 2022.
See also https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/alerts/uscis-to-implement-premium-processing-for-certain-previously-filed-eb-1-and-eb-2-form-i-140
This update was prepared by Teodora D. Purcell, Partner, Larrabee Albi Coker LLP.
Legal Disclaimer: This e-blast is provided for informational purposes only and does not substitute for legal advice based on the circumstances of a specific matter. Immigration laws and policies change frequently, often without notice. It is therefore important to seek direct legal counsel based upon individual circumstances.