If you are interested in applying for a US green card through the merit-based EB-2 NIW pathway, this article is for you. On May 24, 2022, USCIS announced the availability of premium processing for EB-2 NIW applications.
This means that you can expedite getting a response from USCIS once you turn in your Form I-140.
What is EB-2 NIW Premium Processing?
Premium processing is a service offered by USCIS that allows you to receive a response to your application within 45 days for an additional fee of $2,500. However, this does not guarantee approval, it only guarantees a response.
Is EB-2 NIW premium processing worth it?
It depends on your timeline. If you are running out of status and need a quick response, premium processing may be worth the additional fee. However, if you have plenty of time on your H-1B or OPT, it may be worth waiting to see how long it takes for USCIS to respond to your application.
How to Apply for EB-2 NIW Premium Processing
To apply for premium processing, you will need to use Form I-907 and pay a fee of $2,500. This fee is in addition to the fee for your Form I-140. USCIS will process premium processing requests in phases, starting with those who have already turned in their applications. The mailing address for Form I-907 will depend on where your Form I-140 was sent.
Premium processing for EB-2 NIW applications is an exciting development that may help you get a response from USCIS faster. However, it does not guarantee approval, and the additional fee may not be worth it for everyone.
If you are considering premium processing, be sure to research the process carefully and consider your timeline before making a decision.
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