USCIS announced late last week that it will begin implementing its second phase of premium processing for certain petitioners who have pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, filed under the E13 multinational executive and manager classification (EB1C) or the E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW). 

Beginning August 1, 2022, USCIS will accept premium processing requests for: 

  • EB1C multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before July 1, 2021; and
  • NIW petitions received on or before Aug. 1, 2021.