U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it is starting the next phase of its premium processing expansion. As with the first and second phase, this phase will apply to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.

Petitioners who wish to request a premium processing upgrade must file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. Beginning today, USICS will accept Form I-907 requests for:

  • E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2022.
  • E21 NIW petitions received on or before Feb. 1, 2022.

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 will take up to 45 days to complete premium processing for the newly included Form I-140 classifications. More information is available here.

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

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