NewsFlash! Major Changes Being Made to Premium Processing Service

This evening, the U.S. Congress passed a bill to fund the federal government through December 11, 2020. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law this evening.

In addition to funding the federal government, the bill also includes some significant changes to the premium processing service offered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some of the important changes include the following:

  • Premium processing service will be made available for a number of new case types, including all EB1, EB2, and EB3 I-140 petitions, I-539 applications, and I-765 applications for employment authorization documents (EADs). Similarly, premium processing will be available for all employment-based nonimmigrant petitions.
  • The filing fee for premium processing service will vary, depending upon the type of case being filed, ranging from $1,500 for EAD applications to $2,500 for certain I-140 petitions.
  • The amount of time the USCIS will be given to adjudicate premium processing cases will also vary, from between 30 days to 45 days, depending on the case type.

It is not yet clear when these changes will go into effect. MurthyDotCom will post a more detailed review of these changes in the near future. Subscribe to the MurthyBulletin to receive future updates


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