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USCIS Started the Third Phase of Its Premium Processing Implementation for Certain Previously Filed Form I-140 Petitions

On September 15, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had begun implementing the next phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140 under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.

USCIS is now accepting premium process requests for:

  • EB-1C multinational executive and manager petitions received by USCIS on or before Jan. 1, 2022; and

  • EB-2 National Interest Waiver petitions received by USCIS on or before Feb. 1, 2022.

USCIS will only accept premium processing requests for pending cases based on their date of filing, as noted above. USCIS is not accepting new Form I-140 petitions in these categories with a premium processing request at this time.

USCIS has 45 days (instead of the 15 days for other categories) to adjudicate these newly included Form I-140 classifications.

This third phase is part of USCIS’s three-year premium processing expansion as explained in previous alerts. As a result, we anticipate USCIS will expand premium processing requests for more recently filed EB-1 and EB-2 petitions in the future.

©1994-2022 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 265
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Angel Feng, Immigration Attorney, Mintz Levin, Visa Petitions Lawyer, Green Card, Immigration EB-5 Financing
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Angel focuses her practice on business immigration matters and related compliance issues. She works with employers in designing and defining corporate immigration programs and policies, and in structuring short and long-term visa strategies for management, professional and specialized skill foreign employees.  She also advises employers on discipline, suspension and/or termination of visa sponsored employees and litigation prevention measures; and counsels clients on employment eligibility verification, I-9, and E-verify compliance and employer defense in ICE audits, and worksite...

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