USCIS announces Premium Processing Expansion for EB1 and EB2 and Expansion of F-1 student seeking OPT and Certain Student and Exchange Visitor.
USCIS is implementing the final phase of premium processing expansion for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications, which will apply to new (initial) petitions as well as previously filed Form I-140 petitions. Petitioners who wish to request premium processing must file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. Starting January 30, 2023, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for all pending and initial E13 multinational executive and manager petitions and E21 NIW petitions. USCIS plans to expand premium processing to certain F-1 students seeking OPT in March and April and expand premium processing for certain student and exchange visitors with pending or initial Form I-539 applications in May and June. USCIS will adhere to the legislative requirement that the expansion of premium processing does not increase processing times for immigration benefit requests not designated for premium processing or regular processing of immigration benefit requests so designated. See uscis.gov for further information.