The USCIS has agreed, as part of a settlement in a Federal lawsuit to resume the bundled processing of H-4 and L-2 petitions when filed with the principle H-1 and L-1 petitions, essentially extending premium processing to these dependent petitions.
As of January 30, 2023 I-140 EB1 petitions filed for multi-national execs and managers and I-140 EB2 petitions filed under he NIW category may be upgraded or initially filed requesting premium processing. The filing fee is $2500 and the timing for an adjudicatory action is 45 days. Further expansion to other types of applications is… Continue reading Premium Processing Expands
The USCIS has announced a further expansion of premium processing for certain EB1 and EB2 NIW petitions already filed and pending. Check the date of your filing to see if you are now eligible to be upgraded.
As part of budget legislation passed by Congress on Oct 1st, the USCIS was authorized to increase the premium processing fee to $2500 and they have done so making it effective on all cases filed as of Oct 19th. The $2500 fee applies to all case types that are currently eligible for premium processing. No… Continue reading Premium Processing Fees Increase
The USCIS issued a reminder about the required new forms and new filing fees in effect as of 10-2-2020. The USCIS also made note that premium processing requests are 15 business days not calendar days and that they reserve the right to adjust the premium processing fee amount due to inflation.
The USCIS has announced that premium processing will return in phases throughout June. Below is a chart to help you see when your petition will be eligible: JUNE 1st: -All I-140’s can be premium processing JUNE 8th: -H-1b transfers filed before June 8th can be upgraded -H-1b extensions filed before June 8th can be upgraded… Continue reading Premium Returns
Effective today, the USCIS has suspended premium processing for I-129 and I-140 petitions. Cases previously filed as premium will continue to be adjudicated under the premium guidelines. Cases filed yesterday to be received today by the USCIS will have their premium filing fee returned.
The USCIS has announced that is has suspended premium processing for H-1b cap cases to be filed April 1st. This move was expected and previously announced to clients during our H-1b conf. call in Feb. Premium processing remains for all other H-1b filings.
Today, the USCIS announced that on June 16, 2008, it will begin accepting Premium Processing Service requests for I-140’s filed on behalf of certain H-1b workers who are nearing the end of their sixth year limit. Although this particular program is rather limiting, it is welcome news and may signal the more widespread return of premium processing.… Continue reading Premium processing returns for I-140’s
The USCIS announced that it has completed the H-1b lottery and that receipts on those cases that were chosen should be received no later than June 2, 2008. We should also expect that cases not chosen will begin to be returned and that process could take 6-8 weeks. If your case was filed as a premium processing case… Continue reading USCIS Conducts H-1b Lottery