H.R. 8337 passed through the house on September 20th and on September 30th the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 8337. This heavily bipartisan bill was then signed into law by President Trump today (October 1).


The law allows USCIS to provide premium processing for all three Employment Based categories - EB1, EB2 and EB3. The processing fees have not yet been set but the law sets a cap at no more than $2500. The law also sets a deadline of 45 days for USCIS to render a decision.


H.R. 8337 also now provides for an expedite of the Employment Authorization Document. That fee is set a maximum of $1500 and the time limit set to receive a decision from USCIS is no more than 30 days.


As part of the new premium processing the bill instructs USCIS not to allow processing times for non-premium cases to increase.


Now that the Bill has been signed into law we will have to wait for USCIS to implement it. USCIS will need to set premium processing fees and decide on adjudication time limits. Once USCIS establishes the fees and times they will set an implementation date.


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