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OIS NEWS - 2/24/2021

USCIS Expands Premium Processing Service to E-3 Petitioners

On Feb. 24, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that premium processing is now available for petitioners requesting a change or extension of status to E-3 classification. The E-3 classification applies to Australian nationals coming to the U.S. soley to perform services in a specialty occupation. Premium processing service allows petitioners to pay an additional filing fee to expedite the adjudication of certain forms, generally within 15 days. Read the full announcement, on the USCIS website.

Questions about this announcement can be directed to the Office of International Services at or (312) 996-3121, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.