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COVID-19: USCIS announces temporary suspension of premium processing for I-129 and I-140 petitions

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 20, 2020

    COVID-19: USCIS announces temporary suspension until further notice of premium processing (Form I-907) for all Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) and Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers) petitions due to coronavirus. [ID #586].

    USCIS COVID-19 Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing
  2. Effective Date

    March 20, 2020

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Replaced
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • March 20, 2018

    The Trump Administration had previously suspended premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions to reduce overall H-1B processing times by USCIS in order to process long-pending petitions, which they have been unable to process due to the high volume of incoming petitions and premium processing requests.

    USCIS: Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing of H-1B for FY19

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