U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that they will extend the temporary suspension of the Premium Processing Service for Form I-140, the Immigrant Alien Worker Petitions. This suspension was originally announced on June 27, 2007 and first became active on July 2, 2007. USCIS commented that they expect the volume of Form I-140 petitions filed with a request for premium processing to exceed the organization’s ability to process such cases.
This suspension of the Premium Processing Service, which is used to ensure adjudication of cases within 15 calendar days of receipt, will continue until further notice. USCIS will announce to the public when this suspension has been removed and we will update you accordingly.