Is premium processing now available for H-4 and H-4 EADs? If not, do we know when it will be made available?


No, this service is not yet available. This has to go through the formal rulemaking process, so it may take months (or possibly even longer) before it is implemented. The same holds true for the other categories that should eventually be granted premium processing, including the EB1(c) category.

Given that the USCIS is primarily just expanding an existing program (i.e., premium processing service), the hope is that the rulemaking process can be abbreviated. But, we suspect we will not see any progress on this rule until a new Director of the USCIS is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. This will almost certainly not happen until after President-Elect Biden is in sworn in on January 20, 2021. (12.Nov.2020)

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