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

  1. 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].

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 20, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    May 29, 2020

    USCIS announces phased-in resumption of premium processing for I-129 and I-140 petitions.

    USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain Petitions
Status: Replaced
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

  • 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

Subsequent Action

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