U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has expanded premium processing to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions for executives and managers.

Key Points:

  • Under a change that took effect June 1, USCIS is now accepting Form I-907 premium processing requests for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Beginning July 1, USCIS will accept Form I-907 premium processing requests for E21 national interest waiver (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 take up to 45 days to complete premium processing for these newly included Form I-140 classifications, the agency said last week.

Additional Information: USCIS is taking a phased approach to expanding premium processing as part of a broader effort to reduce backlogs and provide relief to foreign nationals affected by processing delays. USCIS published a new version of the Form I-907 last month. The new form is dated May 31, 2022, but the agency will accept both the old and new versions in the month of June. Beginning July 1, it will only accept the new version. BAL will continue to follow the expansion of premium processing and will provide updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@www.bal.com.

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