AILA is reporting that USCIS Operations has confirmed that USCIS will resume premium processing for I-140’s in certain limited circumstances, effective June 16, 2008.

Premium processing should be available for those beneficiaries whose H will expire within 60 days of filing the request, and who need the I-140 approval to become eligible for that additional H time.

This may provide relief to H-1 workers (such as Advance Practice Nurses, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, etc.) who are nearing the end of their H-1 six year stay.