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USCIS Soon to Expand Premium Processing Service to Designated I-140 Forms

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USCIS will, on March 2, 2009, be expanding Premium Processing Service for designated Forms I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) to include foriegn worker beneficiaries who have reached, or are reaching, their limitation of stay in H-1B non-immigrant status.

USCIS will accept Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing Service), which offers a 15 calendar day service for a non-refundable fee of $1000,  for petitions filed on behalf of foreign worker beneficiaries who, as of the date of filing the Form I-907:

  • Are the beneficiaries of a Form I-140 petition filed in a preference category that has been designated for premium processing service;
  • Have reached the sixth-year statutory limitation of their H-1B stay, or will reach the end of their sixth year of H-1B stay within 60 days of filing;
  • Are only eligible for a further H-1B extension under section 104(c) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 (AC21); and
  • Are ineligible to extend their H-1B status under section 106(a) of AC21.

Written by MithrasLaw

March 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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