- USCIS will allow premium processing for some EB-1 and EB-2 petitioners with a pending Form I-140
- The announcement only applies to individuals who applied under the E13 or E21 classification or who are seeking a National Interest Waiver (NIW)
- USCIS will implement premium processing in two phases, which are June 1, 2022, and July 1, 2022
- Petitioners must file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service
On June 1, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement premium processing for some EB-1 and EB-2 petitioners who have a new or pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers.
What are the Changes?
The premium processing update applies to individuals who previously filed a Form I-140 petition under an E13 classification as a multinational executive or manager or an E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability who are requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW).
Premium processing expansion will happen in two phases. Beginning June 1, 2022, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before January 1, 2021. Starting on July 1, 2022, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for E21 National Interest Waiver (NIW) petitions received on or before June 1, 2021. On the same date, USCIS will begin accepting E13 NIW multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before March 1, 2021.
USCIS will reject premium processing requests for classifications filed before June 1, 2022, or July 1, 2022. The agency will also not accept new Form I-140 applications with a premium processing request.
Petitioners wishing to request a premium processing upgrade must file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. USCIS notes that petitioners must use the new version of Form I-907, dated May 31, 2022, starting on July 1, 2022. Before then, petitioners may use the older Form I-907, dated September 30, 2020, in addition to the new form.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Frank Fogelbach, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)