Speeding up the process of your case
What is it?
Premium processing provides expedited processing for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. Specifically, we guarantee processing within 15 calendar days to those who choose to use this service, or we will refund the premium processing service fee and will continue with expedited processing.
The 15 calendar day period will begin when we properly receive the current version of Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, at the correct filing address noted on the form. We will either issue an approval notice, denial notice, notice of intent to deny, request for evidence or open an investigation for fraud or misrepresentation within the 15 calendar day period. If the petition requires the submission of additional evidence or a response to a notice of intent to deny, a new 15 calendar day period will begin when we receive a complete response to the request for evidence or notice of intent to deny.
Who is eligible?
The chart below lists the forms, designated classifications within each form type, and current availability and termination dates for premium processing service.
Premium processing is currently suspended for all Form I-129 filings that request a change or an initial grant of status for beneficiaries within the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
H-1B, H-2B, and certain H-3 classifications may have annual numerical limit (“cap”) restrictions. We recommend you verify whether a cap is applicable to your filing, and whether that cap has been met. Filing Form I-907 does not give special cap benefits to you. (See “How will USCIS manage those categories that have an annual limit in relation to this faster processing?” below.)