The US unveils new move to cut 9.5 million-case backlog and expedite your work permit1 min read
The United States has announced the extension of its “premium processing” service to include candidates for an Employment Authorization Document. In a bid to ease its multi-million case immigration backlog and expedite your work permit.
The Employment Authorization Document allows recipients to work in the U.S. while they seek asylum or another legal status.
Around 2 million individuals apply for new or renewed work permits every year, as per USCIS information. The process typically takes five to seven months.
Move to cut a 9.5 million-case backlog and expedite your work permit
Under the new rule, people looking for work permits can pay $1,500 to have their applications considered in 30 days or less. The premium fee ranges up to $2,500 for applications for different sorts of employment-related adjustments in legal status.
The USCIS manages requests for work permits, asylum, green cards, U.S. citizenship, and other immigration benefits. Including the temporary H-1B program for highly skilled foreign workers.
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The immigration agency has been struggling with backlogs, which were exacerbated by the Covid pandemic. As of February, USCIS was reviewing more than 9.5 million forthcoming applications. A 66% increase from the end of the fiscal year 2019, as per agency data.