As of June 29, 2009, I-140 Premium Processing Service will resume, with a few exceptions including the EB-1 Multinational Executive Manager and the EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories.
USCIS Premium Processing Service guarantees that those who pay an additional fee ($1225) to USCIS will receive I-140 processing within 15 calendar days of USCIS receipt of the I-140 petition. Approval or final disposition of the I-140 petition is not guaranteed during this 15 calendar day window. Rather, USCIS must issue within 15 calendar days an approval, a notice of intent to deny, a request for further evidence or a notice of investigation of the I-140 petition.
In addition to expedited processing, USCIS Premium Processing Service provides the petitioner with access to a dedicated USCIS telephone number and USCIS email address for inquiries regarding petitions filed using the USCIS Premium Processing service.