USCIS’s recent I-140 teleconference indicated that they anticipate offering premium processing for EB-1 multinational managers in early 2012. Under the premium processing guidelines, for an additional $1225 the petitioner can receive a response within 15 business days. This is a marked improvement over the usual 6 month processing time for this category.
This news comes as a slight disappointment to petitioners hoping for sooner implementation after the August 2nd, 2011 announcement about the expansion of the premium processing services. Nevertheless, most stakeholders are still happy that premium processing will be offered at all for this category.