Return of Premium Processing for I-140 Petitions

June 23rd, 2009 by Brian D. Zuccaro

As SRW reported a few months ago, CIS has announced that effective June 29, 2009, it will resume its premium processing service for I-140 petitions. The return to premium processing is a result of CIS clearing most of its I-140 backlog from the summer of 2007.

Premium processing is available for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, EB-2 Advanced Degree (Except National Interest Waiver) and EB-3 filings.

Premium processing is not available for EB-1 Multi-national Execs/Manager and EB-2 National Interest Waiver filings.

Given current priority date backlog issues, the efficacy of premium processing should be analyzed on a case by case basis.

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