Effective June 29, 2009, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume Premium Processing Service for Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) for the following petitioner categories: · EB-1 Aliens with Extraordinary Ability, · EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researchers, · EB-2 Members of Professions with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability not seeking a National Interest Waiver, · EB-3 Professionals, · EB-3 Skilled Workers, and · EB-3 Workers other than Skilled Workers and Professionals. Premium Processing Service guarantees petitioners that USCIS will issue either an approval notice, a notice of intent to deny, a request for evidence, or will open an investigation, within 15 calendar days of receipt for a $1,000 processing fee. If USCIS does not process the petition within that 15-day window, the $1,000 fee will be refunded, but the Premium Processing Service will continue. Additionally, each petitioner who uses Premium Processing will have a dedicated phone number and e-mail address to check their petition status as well as ask any questions they may have.
For additional information, please visit www.uscis.gov.