Is premium processing available for EB1C?
Q. Is PREMIUM PROCESSING available? Unfortunately, the EB-1C is one of the few employment-based green cards that does not allow for premium processing, an optional service that expedites the petition’s processing time to 15 calendar days.
How long I-140 premium processing takes?
USCIS processing time for an I-140 Petition is typically four to six months. However, for an additional $1,225 filing fee, the USCIS will adjudicate the petition via “premium processing” (15 calendar days).
How long does EB-1 take to process?
about 8 months
PROCESSING TIME: Generally, the government processing time for an EB-1 petition is about 8 months. Once the I-140 has been approved, the government takes about 6 months to issue the permanent residence card.
How do I know which USCIS Service Center is processing my case?
You will know which center is processing your case by looking at the first three letters of your receipt number on your receipt notice. If you are waiting for your case to be sent to your local office for an interview you must review the processing times for your local office by city and state.
Does premium processing result in RFE?
Therefore, if the immigration officer finds your evidence insufficient, whether or not you use premium processing, you will get an RFE or a notice of intent to deny (NOID). If premium processing was used, a new 15 calendar day period will begin once the USCIS receives a response to the RFE.
What happens after your I-140 is approved?
1. What happens after my I-140 is approved? First, USCIS mails the paper Approval Notice (I-797) to your employer and attorney. Next, you will need to plan the last step of the “green card process” (or adjustment of status (AOS) to permanent resident), if it was not concurrently filed with your I-140.
Can I travel while I-140 is pending?
Yes, USCIS permits the concurrent filing of a Form I-140 and Form I-485, adjustment of status application. The concurrent filing rule allows USCIS to issue an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and advance parole travel authorization while the I-140 petition is pending, if filed along with the I-485.
What happens after I 30 is approved?
Once USCIS approves your I-130 application, your application will be sent to the U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) for processing. If your family member’s case is not subject to immediate processing, your I-130 application will remain with NVC until processing begins.
Can I apply for EB1 and EB2 at the same time?
It is possible to file two petitions such as an EB2 NIW and a EB1-A at the same time, which many of our clients did. There is nothing stated in the law that prohibits multiple filings and the cases should be adjudicated independently.
What are the chances of approval after RFE?
The odds of approval after an RFE were 68.2%, up nearly 10% from the same quarter in FY 2019.