Effective June 1, 2022, and July 1, 2022
On May 24, 2022, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will implement an expansion of Premium Processing for certain pending EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 petitions.
This expansion applies only to previously filed EB-1C Multinational Executive/Manager I-140 petitions and EB-2/National Interest Waiver (NIW) I-140 petitions. This expansion does NOT apply to new EB-1C and EB-2/NIW I-140 petitions.
Two-Phase Implementation of Expanded Premium Processing
|Effective Date||USCIS Will Accept Requests for Premium Processing for the Following|
|June 1, 2022||EB-1C Multinational Executive/Manager I-140 petitions with receipt/priority dates on or before January 1, 2021.|
|July 1, 2022||• EB-1C Multinational Executive/Manager I-140 petitions with receipt/priority dates on or before March 1, 2021.|
• EB-2/NIW I-140 petitions with receipt/priority dates on or before June 1, 2021.
USCIS will reject Premium Processing requests for ineligible EB-1C and EB-2/NIW I-140 petitions. USCIS will also continue to reject premium processing requests for new EB-1C and EB-2/NIW petitions.
We will continue to monitor the implementation of these changes, keep abreast of any potential litigation, and notify you of any material changes. In the meantime, please contact any member of Dentons Cohen & Grigsby’s Immigration Team at 412-297-4900 if you have any questions.