USCIS Implement Phase III of Premium Processing Expansion for Certain I-140 Petitions

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yesterday evening that, effective immediately, it has initiated the third phase of expanding the availability of premium processing service for two categories of I-140 petitions that historically have not been eligible for premium processing. Specifically, the USCIS is expanding the option of premium processing service to certain pending I-140 petitions filed under the EB1(c) multinational executive and manager category and EB2 national interest waiver (NIW) I-140 petitions.

Phased Expansion of Premium Processing

As detailed in the USCIS announcement, this expansion of premium processing has been phased in as follows:

  • The USCIS is now accepting form I-907 requests for premium processing for EB1(c) petitions filed on or before January 1, 2022.
  • The USCIS is now accepting form I-907 requests for EB2 NIW petitions filed on or before February 1, 2022.


The USCIS is expected to continue expanding this service and, eventually, all EB1(c) and EB2 NIW I-140 petitions will be eligible for premium processing. As soon as more details are released on these expansion plans, the details will be posted on MurthyDotCom.


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