USCIS Expands Premium Processing to EB-1 and EB-2 cases

On September 22, 2006 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin accepting Premium Processing requests for three new categories. Starting September 25, 2006, USCIS will begin accepting premium processing requests for employment based immigration petitions (Form I-140) involving the following categories:

  • EB-1, outstanding professors and researchers
  • EB-2, members of professions and advanced degrees or exceptional ability not seeking a National Interest Waiver, and
  • EB-3, workers other than skilled workers and professionals (i.e., unskilled labor requiring less than two years of training and experience.

Starting September 25, 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.

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