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Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Temporarily Suspended Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on 3/20/2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the immediate and temporary suspension of premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Effective today, March 20, 2020, USCIS will not accept any new requests for premium processing. USCIS will reject the Form I-907 and return the $1,440 filing fee for all petitions requesting premium processing that were mailed before March 20, but not yet accepted. USCIS has not yet confirmed when premium processing for I-129 and I-140 petitions will resume.

This temporary suspension includes petitions filed for the following categories:

  • I-129: E-1, E-2, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, LZ, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1, R-1, TN-1 and TN-2.
  • I-140: EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3.

The immigration attorneys at Ryan Swanson are closely monitoring government regulations and policies due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic.

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This message has been released by the Immigration Group at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC to advise of recent developments in the law. Because each situation is different, this information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances. Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Seattle, Washington.

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