Reinstatement of Premium Processing Service Expanded

Premium processing requests, which allow for swifter adjudication of certain types of petitions granting immigration benefits in employment-sponsored cases, were suspended at the end of March 2017. USCIS announced in June that it would accept premium processing requests for employment-sponsored petitions for certain medical doctors. Premium processing service has now been reinstated for additional types of petitioners, including institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations affiliated with institutions of high er education, and nonprofit research or governmental research organizations.