USCIS Announces Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions
In an official release, The USCIS Has announced that "USCIS is implementing several efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system. One of those efforts is expanding premium processing to additional form types.
On March 30, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule that expands the categories of forms ultimately eligible for premium processing services, including Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status; Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; and additional classifications under Form I-140. As specified by Congress, this final rule allows USCIS 45 days for premium processing of newly included Form I-140 E13 and E21 NIW requests."
This expansion applies premium processing to certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the E13 multinational executive and manager classification (Ex. L1A) or the E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW).
• 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."
We at IUKS ESQ LLC See this Premium Processing Expensing as great news. This New I-140 Premium Processing Expansion is but another major Movement towards reducing backlogs in the Immigration system and is a welcomed change.