Premium Processing

Individuals applying for certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visas have the option of having their applications/petitions processed within a much shorter amount of time at a cost. This service is known as Premium Processing Service and USCIS guarantees 15-calendar-day processing to applicants/petitioners or USCIS will refund the fee, and continue to send the case through expedited processing.

The 15-day period begins when the applicant’s/petitioner’s Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, is received by USCIS with the filing fee of $1225. Within the 15-calendar-day period, USCIS will issue and send the applicant/petitioner an approval notice, a denial notice, a notice of intent to deny, or open an investigation for fraud or misrepresentation.