24 May USCIS Starts Premium Processing for Pending EB-1C and EB-2 NIW
Washington, D.C., May 24, 2022: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.
USCIS premium processing service provides a response to a petition in 15 calendar days.
This expansion of premium processing only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW).
Petitioners must request a premium processing upgrade by filing Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.
The expansion will occur in phases:
- Beginning June 1, 2022, we will accept Form I-907 requests for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021.
- Beginning July 1, 2022, we will accept Form I-907 requests for E21 NIW petitions received on or before June 1, 2021, and E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before March 1, 2021.
USCIS will reject premium processing requests for these classifications that are filed before their start date of June 1, 2022, or July 1, 2022. We will not accept new (initial) Forms I-140 with a premium processing request at this time.
On May 23, 2022, USCIS published a new version of Form I-907, dated 05/31/22. For the month of June, we will accept both the 09/30/20 and the 05/31/22 editions of Form I-907. Starting July 1, we will reject the older 09/30/20 edition of Form I-907.
USCIS is expanding premium processing to additional form types to improve efficiency and reduce backlogs.
Contact Donoso & Partners if you would like to upgrade your EB1C or EB2NIW petition to Premium Processing.
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