I-140 Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended

The USCIS has declared that it is temporarily suspending Premium Processing Service for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, effective July 2, 2007. USCIS is anticipating increase in the number of I-140s in the wake of the Department of State July 2007 Visa Bulletin which has declared all employ based visa categories “Current” this July. The suspension is from July 2, 2007 to August 1, 2007.

Premium Processing Service means processing cases within 15 calendar days of receipt of a petition. If the number of applications rises, the agency will not be able deliver this service with its current manpower.