The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced that it would
extend the temporary suspension of Premium Processing Service for Form
I-140, Immigrant Alien Worker Petitions, which was previously announced on
June 27, 2007 and became effective on July 2, 2007. USCIS expects that the volume
of Form I-140 petitions filed that request Premium Process Service will continue
to surpass USCIS’ capacity to provide the Premium Process Service according
to the Premium Process Service program guidelines.
Premium Processing Service guarantees that within 15 calendar days of receipt
of a petition, USCIS will issue an approval or denial notice, a notice of intent
to deny a request for evidence or open an investigation for fraud or misrepresentation.
This suspension is expected to continue until further notice. USCIS will continue
to assess if it is able to process these cases within 15 calendar days of receipt.
If so, Premium Processing Service will once again be made available for Form I-140