As of September 15, USCIS began accepting premium processing requests for the following employment-based immigrant visas:
- Multinational executive and manager petitioners (EB-13, a/k/a EB-1C) received on or before January 1, 2022: and
- EB-2 National Interest Waiver petitions received on or before February 1, 2022.
The filing fee for premium processing in these cases is $2500. When the Form I-907 is filed and receipted for the above-referenced applications, USCIS has 45 days to adjudicate the applications. This change represents a minuscule step forward for applications that have been pending adjudication for over a year and leaves a lot to be desired. In other circumstances, premium processing requires a decision to be issued within 15 days and can be filed with the initial application.