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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for Petitioners Filing a Form I-129 on Behalf of a CNMI Nonimmigrant Worker Requesting a Change of Status or Initial Grant of Status

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USCIS is suspending premium processing for change of status or initial grant of status in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) until we can reasonably ensure that we can complete processing within 15 calendar days.

The suspension only affects petitions requesting change of status or initial grant of status. USCIS will continue to provide premium processing services for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, petitions for workers in the CNMI who request:

  • A consulate or embassy be notified of an approved petition;
  • An extension of status; or
  • An amendment to his or her status.

Information about premium processing service, including who may request this service, is available on the USCIS website at or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center toll free at (800) 375-5283. Please continue to check the CNMI Web page at for announcements and updated information.

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