What is ´Premium Processing´?

USCIS provides a premium processing service as a faster way to process certain employment based petitions and applications. In using the Premium processing service the USCIS guarantees a 15 calendar day processing time to those petitioners or applicants who choose to pay to use this service or USCIS will refund the premium processing service fee paid. If the fee is refunded based on not meeting the 15 calendar day processing, the case will continue to proceed and receive the expedited processing. Premium Processing Service is requested processing and filing the form I-907 “Request for Premium Processing Service with the USCIS at the correct filing address as noted on the form.

The 15 Calendar period begins when the form is received by the USCIS, and the USCIS will notify the petitioner or applicant within the 15 calendar days by issuing an approval notice, a denial notice, an intent to deny, request for evidence or open an investigation for fraud or misrepresentation.

In the case that the petition or application requires additional documentation or evidence or response in opposition to a notice of intent to deny, a new 15 calendar day period will begin upon receipt by the USCIS of a complete response to their request for evidence or notice of intent to deny.

Until the Present time, the Premium Processing Service is reserved to employment basis petitions only.