May 29, 2020 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases throughout the month of June.
Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions.
Effective June 8, 2020, USCIS will accept premium processing requests for:
Effective June 15, 2020, USCIS plans to resume premium processing for:
Effective June 22, 2020, USCIS plans to resume premium processing for all other Form I-129 petitions, including:
All dates are subject to change as USCIS continues to take on more premium processing requests. Any changes to these dates will be announced accordingly.
On March 20, USCIS announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS continues to process any petition with a previously accepted Form I-907, in accordance with the premium processing service criteria. Petitioners who had already filed Form I-129 or Form I-140 using the premium processing service before the March 20 suspension, but received no action and a refund, may refile their Form I-907 consistent with the timeline above, barring any changes USCIS may announce in the future.
Ulmer’s Immigration Law Group is closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic and is prepared to support you and your organization during these uncertain times. Please reach out to our immigration attorneys if you have any questions.
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