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USCIS Accepting Premium Processing Requests for H-1B Extension of Stay Petitions

USCIS has resumed acceptance of Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for all H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium Processing Service had been suspended by USCIS for this type of filing as of May 26, 2015, in anticipation of a large number of applications for employment authorization by H-4 nonimmigrants under new regulation allowing for employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of certain H-1B employees. USCIS later announced that current workloads permitted earlier-than-anticipated resumption of the premium processing service.

In addition to H-1B extension of stay filings submitted after July 13, 2015, being eligible for premium processing service, pending H-1B extension requests filed prior to July 13, 2015, may be upgraded to premium processing by filing Form I-907 and submitting the USCIS filing fee of $1,225.00 to the USCIS Service Center where the H-1B petition is pending.

Premium processing service is offered by USCIS for certain types of filings. When a request for premium processing service is submitted by the petitioning company or by the beneficiary, USCIS must issue a decision or a Request for Evidence (“RFE”) within 15 calendar days. USCIS also noted that only the new version of Form I-907, with edition date of January 29, 2015, will be accepted. All previous editions of the form will be rejected.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2021National Law Review, Volume V, Number 216
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Meredith K. Stewart is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is dedicated exclusively to U.S. immigration and nationality law.

Ms. Stewart has extensive experience advising and representing employers of all sizes and their foreign national employees in a variety of U.S. immigration matters. She focuses her practice on employment-based non-immigrant visas and U.S. lawful permanent residence petitions, including H-1B visas, L-1A and L-1B visas and O-1 visas, as well as Applications for Permanent Employment...

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