March 20, 2020
USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions
USCIS announced today that it will suspend Premium Processing services for all I-129 and I-140 petitions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Effective today, March 20, 2020, USCIS will not accept any new requests for Premium Processing.
The temporary suspension will impact petitions filed for the following categories:
· Form I-129: E-2, E-2, H-1B, H-2B, 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.
· Form I-140: EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3.
Petitions previously accepted with Premium Processing requests will continue to be processed within the Premium Processing timeframe. For petitions that were mailed before March 20th but that have not yet been accepted, USCIS will reject the Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service and return the $1,440 filing fee.
USCIS did not indicate in its announcement when it would resume Premium Processing but did state it will notify the public once a date is confirmed.