EXPEDITED (PREMIUM) PROCESSING
What is it?
Premium Processing Service provides faster processing of certain employment-based petitions and applications. Specifically, USCIS provides 15 calendar day processing to those who choose to use this service or USCIS will refund the Premium Processing fee and the relating case will continue to receive faster processing.
Who is eligible with respect to physicians/scientists?
Applicants for H1B visa.
Applicants for Immigrant Visa under EB1 or EB2 (but not National Interest Waiver applicants)
How do I file a request for Premium Processing Service?
You must complete and sign Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, in accordance with the instructions on the current version of the form.
What is the fee for this service?
The fee for this service is $1,000.
Are there any additional benefits to the program?
Yes. USCIS has provided not only a unique mailing address for its Premium Processing Service customers, but it has also established a special phone number and e-mail address for each of the Service Centers. These special communication channels will be available only to Premium Processing Service customers.