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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Premium Processing expanded to Multinational Manager and NIW I-140 Petitions






USCIS just announced further expansion of the premium processing services for I-140 petitions under certain EB-1 and EB-2 classifications, which will be effective on January 30, 2023.

Beginning January 30, 2023, USCIS will accept I-907 for the following types of I-140 petitions: 
  • All pending E13 Multinational Executive and Manager Petitions and E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking national interest waiver (NIW) petitions;
  • All new E13 Multinational Executive and Manager Petitions and E21 NIW petitions filed on or after January 30, 2023.
For these I-140 petitions, USCIS will have 45 days to adjudicate them under premium processing.

It is also expected that USCIS will announce further expansion of premium processing for the following petitions:
  • March: pending I-765 petitions filed by F-1 students for OPT/STEM OPT extension;
  • April: new I-765 petitions filed by F-1 students for OPT/STEM OPT extension; 
  • May:pending I-539 applications filed by F-1 students and exchange visitors for status changes/extensions.
  • June: new I-539 applications filed by F-1 students and exchange visitors for status changes/extensions.

Stay tuned for further details!

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