USCIS Expands Premium Processing to Employment Based 3rd Preference Category

On August 18, 2006 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin accepting Premium Processing requests for 3rd preference employment based immigration petitions (Form I-140). Starting on August 28, 2006 businesses will have the option of paying an additional $1,000.00 Premium Processing fee in exchange for a 15-calendar-day processing of their I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. To see the USCIS news release on EB3 premium processing click here. For more information on Premium Processing services offered by the USCIS visit this link.