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Depending on the category of visa you are applying for, you may be eligible to speed up the process by filing a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. This form is used to streamline processing times by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for foreign nationals who work—or plan to work—in the U.S.
Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, is a USCIS form that is used to expedite the processing time of Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. Even though these are the only two forms eligible for premium processing, they both have a large number of visa subcategories within them that fall under this eligibility.
USCIS Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, allows the employer to request a response from USCIS within 15 days from the date they receive an application for processing. This form cannot be filled out by the petitioner, it must be filed by the sponsoring employer to be accepted by USCIS.
You can either obtain Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, through the mail or online. If you have an internet connection, you can download a copy directly from the USCIS website. If you do not have an internet connection, you can request a copy in the mail by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.
The Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing filing fee depends on the specific visa classification you are filing for. This is in addition to the payments already required by the accompanying petition. The USCIS premium processing fee can be paid with a cashier’s check, personal check, or money order. The fees and their corresponding criteria are as follows:
If you are paying with a money order or check, you can make it payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (do not use abbreviations). These fees must be paid in U.S. currency separately from the cost of the rest of your application.
Regardless of the actions taken on your application by USCIS, filing fees are non-refundable. When you send a payment you agree to pay for government service. Even if you attempt to withdraw your request you will not get your money back.
Premium Processing Service can be applied to Form I-129 and Form I-140 visas. Eligible nonimmigrant visa categories include the following:
Nonimmigrant visa premium processing allows individuals coming to the U.S. to begin working more quickly.
To be eligible for premium processing, your employer—NOT YOU—must complete and file Form I-907 to the correct service center. The appropriate service center depends on your region and whether you’re attempting to expedite a Form I-129 visa or a Form I-140 visa. The service center addresses can be found on the I-907 form for premium processing.
If you make a mistake and send your I-907 form to the wrong service center, USCIS will forward the request to the correct center. However, the 15-day period will not begin until the correct service center receives your application.
Some employers are eligible to file for premium processing online. Form I-907 can be filed electronically if you meet the following conditions:
The 15-day processing period will begin once your I-907 form is identified by USCIS, not from the time you originally submitted your petition.
There are six parts outlined by USCIS for completing Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing.
If you are filing Form I-907 with the related form, you only need to answer items 1, 3, 4, and 5 of Part 2. Item 2 is not required because you will not have a receipt number if you have not filled out a previous form.
If you are filing Form I-907 to upgrade a previously filed petition for Premium Processing Service, you must fill out items 1-8 of Part 2 or your I-907 form will be rejected. In this case, your filing fee will be returned.
These steps can all be found on the USCIS website under I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, Filing Instructions. USCIS recommends that you print or save a copy of your finished request that you can review in the future as a reference and keep in your records.
If you are looking to expedite your U.S. status adjustment process or you are an employer looking to bring your petition applicant into the country faster, you may want to file a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. The experienced immigration lawyers at Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. Law Firm in Chicago can help you fill out the form for premium processing. Our attorneys can also assist you with the rest of your claim or in the case that you need to file an appeal.
Contact us today for a consultation so you can learn more about how we can help you with your USCIS petition.