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Coronavirus Update: USCIS Announced Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions

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USCIS has announced today, March 20, the immediate and temporary suspension of premium processing service for all Form I-129 and Form I-140 petitions until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. Premium processing costs $1410 and guarantees that USCIS will take adjudicative action on the application within 15 days. If USCIS fails to do so, the agency will return the fee but still expedite the application. Premium processing also guarantees that any RFE or NOID responses will also be adjudicated within 15 days. Please click here to learn more about premium processing.

Effective March 20, 2020, USCIS will not accept any new requests for premium processing. Any applications that were accepted before today will still be processed within the premium processing service criteria. Any premium processing applications received today or later will not be processed within the 15 days and the premium processing fee will be refunded. USCIS will announce when premium processing is resumed.

This temporary suspension will apply to all of the following applications:

This announcement has also superseded any previous announcement that premium processing for H-1B applications will be implemented in phases.

We have provided a number of links with key immigration information related to the Corona Virus.

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