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USCIS Will Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing Premium Processing for certain petitioners who have a pending “Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers,” under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. This expansion of Premium Processing only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW). Petitioners who wish to request a premium processing upgrade must file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.


The expansion will occur in phases:

  • Beginning June 1, 2022, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021.

  • Beginning July 1, 2022, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for E21 NIW petitions received on or before June 1, 2021, and E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before March 1, 2021.

USCIS will reject Premium Processing requests for these classifications that are filed before their start date of June 1, 2022, or July 1, 2022. USCIS will not accept new (initial) Forms I-140 with a premium processing request at this time.


On May 23, 2022, USCIS published a new version of Form I-907, dated 05/31/22. For the month of June, USCIS will accept both the 09/30/20 and the 05/31/22 editions of Form I-907. Starting July 1, USCIS will reject the older 09/30/20 edition of Form I-907.


As previously announced, USCIS is expanding premium processing to additional form types as part of its efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system.

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