Form I-907: Request for Premium Processing

Form I-907: Request for Premium Processing

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.

Premium Processing Service: What Is I-907?

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.

Obtaining Form I-907

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.

Form I-907 Filing Fee

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:

  • $2,500: Filing an I-129 form requesting E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H3, L, blanket L-1, O, P, Q, or TN nonimmigrant classification
  • $2,500: Filing an I-140 form requesting certain EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 immigrant visa classifications
  • $1,500: Filing an I-129 form requesting H-2B or R nonimmigrant classification

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.

When to File Form I-907

Premium Processing Service can be applied to Form I-129 and Form I-140 visas. Eligible nonimmigrant visa categories include the following:

Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

  • EB-1, Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers
    • Multinational Executives and Managers category NOT eligible
  • EB-2, Professionals With Advanced Degrees
    • National Interest Waiver Category NOT eligible
  • EB-3, Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers

Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker

  • E-1 Treaty Trader
  • E-2 Treaty Investor
  • H-1B Temporary Worker in Specialty Occupation
  • H-2B Temporary Worker performing nonagricultural services
  • H-3 Trainee
  • L-1A Intracompany Transferee, Manager or Executive
  • L-1B Intracompany Transferee, Specialized Knowledge Professional
  • LZ (Blanket L-1)
  • O-1 and O-2 Aliens of Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
  • P-1, P-2, and P-3 Athletes and Entertainers
  • Q-1 International Cultural Exchange Aliens
  • R-1 Temporary Workers in Religious Occupations
    • Only eligible AFTER passing on-site inspections
  • TN-1 and TN-2 NAFTA Professionals

Nonimmigrant visa premium processing allows individuals coming to the U.S. to begin working more quickly.

Where to File Form I-907

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.

Filing Form I-907 Electronically

Some employers are eligible to file for premium processing online. Form I-907 can be filed electronically if you meet the following conditions:

  • You have a current pending Form I-129 and would like to upgrade it to premium processing
  • You are applying under the E1, E2, H1B, H3, L1, O1, O2, P1, P1S, P2, P3, Q1, or TN visa categories

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.

Form I-907 Filing Instructions

There are six parts outlined by USCIS for completing Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing.

Part 1: Information About the Person Filing the Request

  • Item 1: Alien Registration Number (A-Number) – Provide the A-Number (if any) of the individual filing the request.
  • Item 2: USCIS Online Account Number – If you have ever used the USCIS online filing system, provide the online account number you were issued by USCIS. You can find this number by logging into your USCIS online account and going to the profile page. You may have also received a notice from USCIS containing your account number if you’ve submitted a paper form through a lockbox facility before. If you have a USCIS account number, enter it in the space provided on the I-907 form; this is not the same as an A-Number.
  • Item 3: Your Full Name – Fill in the name of the individual filing the request.
  • Item 4: Company or Organization Named in the Related Case – If this request is being filed on behalf of a company, provide the name of that company or organization.
  • Items 5 and 6: Mailing Address – Provide the mailing address of the individual filing the request and check a box to indicate whether the mailing address is the same as their physical address.
  • Item 7: Physical Address – If necessary, provide the physical address of the individual filing the request.
  • Item 8: Request for Premium Processing Service – Select the Premium Processing Service Request which corresponds to your petition.

Part 2: Information About the Request Itself

  • Items 1-8: This is where you provide all the requested information about the related petition you are applying for Premium Processing Service for. USCIS uses this information to match your related petition or application with your Form I-907.

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.

Part 3: Requestor’s Statement, Contact Information, Declaration, Certification, and Signature

  • Items 1-7: Fill out the correct boxes to indicate whether you read the form yourself or had an interpreter assist you. If you were assisted in completing the form, indicate that you had the help of a preparer. You must also sign and date the request with your daytime phone number, cell phone number, fax number (if applicable), and email address (if applicable). These requests must contain the signature of the requestor, or their legal guardian. Signatures must be written in black ink—stamped or typed signatures will not be accepted.

Part 4: Interpreter’s Contact Information, Certification, and Signature

  • Items 1-7: Any individual used as an interpreter to read the instructions on this request to you in a language you are fluent in must fill out this section with their name, the organization they work for, their telephone numbers, and email address. After completing any applicable information, the interpreter should sign and date the request.

Part 5: Contact Information, Declaration, and Signature of the Person Preparing This Request, If Not Requestor

  • Items 1-8: If someone other than you filled out the request, they must sign in this section in the space provided. If one individual performed the duties of both your interpreter and your preparer, they should complete Part 4 and Part 5. If this person is with a business or organization, that individual should include information about their business. Every person who helped you complete the request is required to provide a handwritten signature—stamped or typed signatures will not be accepted. If the individual who helps is an attorney, they must also fill out a Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, or a Form G-28I, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney In Matters Outside the Geographical Confines of the United States.

Part 6: Additional Information

  • Items 1-5: This extra space can be used if you need to provide any additional information within this request. If you require more space than is allotted in Part 6, you can copy Part 6 or use another sheet of paper and attach it to this form. Make sure each sheet has your A-Number, signature, and the current date on it. Indicate the page number, part number, and item number to whichever answer the additional information refers.

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.

Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. Chicago Immigration Lawyers

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.

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