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USCIS Announces Phased-In Premium Processing Implementation for E13 and E21 NIW Petitions

Per its initial announcement from several weeks back, the USCIS is implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. This initial expansion of premium processing shall only apply to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW). Petitioners who wish to request a premium processing upgrade must file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.

The expansion will occur in phases:

  • Beginning June 1, 2022, the USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021.


  • Beginning July 1, 2022, the USCIS 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.

The USCIS will reject premium processing requests for these classifications that are filed before their start date of June 1,2022, or July 1, 2022. The USCIS will not accept new (initial) Forms I-140 with a premium processing request at this time.

As previously announced, the USCIS is expanding premium processing to additional form types as part of their efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system

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