Form I-907 is the one you need to choose to ask for a premium processing service. Only certain petitions are eligible for this service. Moreover, sometimes premium processing is suspended for certain petitions for certain time periods. This article will explain the form I-907 filing instructions, the fees, and provide you with a form I-907 sample.
When should you use form I 907?
You should use it to ask for premium processing for an application eligible for such service. You can check eligible visa applications here. Generally, you can use it for the following petitions:
- Form I-129 (non-immigrant worker)
- Form I-140 (foreign worker)
Also, visa classes under Form I-129 and Form I-140 are eligible, excepting EB-1 and EB-2. R-1 visa applicants are eligible for an I-907 after the applicant passes on-site inspection.
Further, you can file the request for premium service after filing if USCIS has not decided your petition that was filed under regular processing. We call this “upgrading” the petition to premium processing. You cannot request it with a USCIS form I-907 for an application reopened after an initial decision. Moreover, you can only file the Form I-907 if you have already filed the main petition. If a lawyer does this for you, they must file a Form G-28 (if they are on the US) or G-28I (if they are abroad).
Premium Processing Service will guarantee 15-day processing of the applications mentioned above. If USCIS does not decide within that period, or issue a request for evidence (RFE), it will refund the fee. If an RFE is issued, a decision is guaranteed within 30 days of receipt of the response to the RFE.
Depending on your situation, it may be advantageous not to file it. For example, if you are waiting on another petition or application, keeping your current petition pending for as long as possible may be helpful. Filing an I-907 is a strategic decision, so make sure you have thought it through! A weak case being upgraded to premium processing will only hasten a denial.
Instructions to complete Form I-907
Part 1: Information about yourself
- Alien Registration Number, if any
- USCIS online account number, if any
- Full name
- Name of organization or company related to the case
- Mailing address
- Physical address
- Desired premium processing request
Part 2: Information about the request
- Provide details about the application you wish to expedite. This info must match the one provided in the application you are looking to expedite. If you have a pending application you want to upgrade, fill all items. Yet, if you are filing your Form I-907 with the petition you want to receive premium processing for, fill items 1 and 3-5.
Part 3: Requestor’s statement and contact info
1-7) Select the box indicating that you have this request or someone helped you. Here, you must provide your original signature for your form I-907, plus other details.
- Part 4:
- Interpreter’s contact info: If you used an interpreter, they should add their personal information and sign the form.
- Part 5:
- Preparer’s contact info: If you used an interpreter, they should add their personal information and sign the form.
- Part 6:
- Additional info: This should be used if the space for any of the above was not enough.
The filing fee for the form is $1,440. Further, you must consider that the Form I-907 fee must be added to any other applicable filing fees. For example, if you are filing an I-907 to expedite a Form I-140, you must pay the original fee of the I-140 ($700) plus the $1,440 for expedite filing. Yet, you must remember that these fees are non-refundable. The only situation where USCIS will refund a Form I-140 fee is when it fails to provide a response within 15 days.
A Form I-907 is the fastest way to receive a response to your case. Contact HMA immediately, and we will help you with your employment-based immigration process.