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On May 29, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced the phased resumption of Premium Processing.  Premium Processing allows employers to obtain expedited decisions on certain immigration filings by paying an additional $1,440.00 fee.  Because USCIS can take months to process petitions, Premium Processing is heavily utilized by many employers to avoid delays in employing specialized foreign national workers.  USCIS suspended Premium Processing in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS began accepting Premium ...

Effective March 20, 2020, USCIS announced it has suspended all I-129 and I-140 Premium Processing requests. Petitions not receipted in by March 20th will have the I-907 Premium Processing application and $1,440.00 fee returned, although properly submitted I-129 and I-140 petitions will continue to be processed.  This announcement follows the suspension of Premium Processing on all FY 2021 Cap-Subject H-1B petitions just days earlier.  In recent years, it is not uncommon to see several categories, including H-1B Cap-Subject petitions, H-1B extensions, and other non-immigrant ...

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