Premium processing available for pending EB-1C, NIW I-140

USCIS Announces Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the first implementation phase of the previously announced premium processing expansion. This expansion applies to certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1C multinational executive and manager classification or the E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW).

USCIS will begin offering premium processing in a staggered approach for these Form I-140 petitions:

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

• Beginning July 1, 2022, we 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.

Premium processing will only be available to petitioners who already have pending EB-1C multinational executive and manager or E21 NIW petitions, and petitioners should follow the schedule outlined in the chart below.

The date next to each month is the receipt/priority date that will be eligible to file a premium processing upgrade request. For example, if an EB1-C multinational executive and manager petition has a receipt date of Jan. 15, 2021, they would NOT be eligible for premium processing services as of June 1, 2022. But if the receipt date was Dec. 23, 2020, they could file an upgrade using Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. USCIS will reject premium processing requests for these classifications that are filed before their start date of June 1, 2022, or July 1, 2022.

EB-1C Upgrade Availability Schedule

You Can File PP

on or after this date

If Your Filing/Priority Dates is 
June 1, 2022 On or before Jan. 1, 2021
July 1, 2022 On or before March 1, 2021

 

 

NIW Upgrade Availability Schedule

You Can File PP

on or after this date

If Your Filing/Priority Dates is 
June 1, 2022 On or before Jan. 1, 2021

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