Effective March 2, 2009, USCIS has announced it will begin accepting premium processing for I-140 petitions for foreign nationals who meet certain conditions.
USCIS has announced it will expand its premium processing service to include I-140 beneficiaries who:
- Have reached the sixth-year statutory limitation of their H-1B stay, or will reach the end of their sixth year of H-1B stay within 60 days of filing;
- Are only eligible for a further H-1B extension under section 104(c) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 (AC21); and
- Are ineligible to extend their H-1B status under section 106(a) of AC21.