Special Immigration Alert: USCIS Announces the Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing Service for Form I-140 Petitions

June 28, 2007, the USCIS announced that it was temporarily suspending the Premium Processing Service for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. According to the USCIS, it expects high volume of these applications in July due to the fact that the visa bulletin will be current and it is concerned that it does not have the capacity to handle this volume.

As a result, the USCIS will refuse to premium process I-140 petitions received between July 2, 2007 and August 1, 2007. During this 30-day period, the USCIS will ascertain if it is able to handle these cases going forward. If so, it is expected that the USCIS will resume its Premium Processing Service for I-140 petitions filed after August 1, 2007.