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August 15, 2022

USCIS Is Working To Address The Backlogs And Processing Time

In this blog update, we will be discussing about the new program initiated by US Citizen and Immigration Services.

USCIS is planning to expand its premium processing program by initiating the second phase of premium processing for certain applicants that have a pending Form I-140 employment-based immigrant visa petition under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.

From August 1, 2022, USCIS will accept premium processing requests (Form I-907) for I-140 EB-1 Multinational Executive and Manager petition received on or before July 1, 2021, and for I-140 EB-2 Professionals with Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability aiming A National Interest Waiver applications received on or before August 1, 2021.

USCIS published a new version of Form I-907 on May 24, 2022, dated May 31, 2022. USCIS will not accept the edition of September 30, 2020 of Form I-907, and applicants must use the edition of May 31, 2022, of Form I-907, to file these requests.

The filing fee for the I-140 EB or EB-2 premium processing upgrade increased to $2500, and the process of these upgrades may take up to 45 calendar days by USCIS.

USCIS has shown some progress in dealing with the substantial case backlog with the second phase of premium processing expansion, it has not announced when relief for new( initial) Form I-140, Form I-539 Applications Extend/ Change Nonimmigrant Status, and Form I-765 Applications for Employment Authorization will be executed. Generally, it is considered that this expansion will be implemented in the fiscal year 2022. It will take time for USCIS to address the backlogs and processing time issues.

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