What is Form I-907?
Often times, when a company is petitioning on behalf of a foreign worker, the worker has expertise important to the business. Failing to onboard the employee in a timely fashion could not only cost time but money to the business. In order to expedite the review process, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offers a premium service for employers.
Not all employer-sponsored visas do not qualify for expedited processing through I-907. Applications below are eligible for the premium processing service:
- Form I-129: Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (includes R-1, E-1, E-2, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-3, Q-1 visas & TN visa holders)
- Form I-140: Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
In addition, if I-129 or I-140 application has R-1 classification, the applicant must go through an onsite inspection before going through the expedited processing.
The filing fee for I 907 is $1225 (last changed on March 2011). Employers wishing to expedite the visa process for their employees must file for each applicant. Employers often file through an immigration lawyer as I-907 is complex, and failing to properly file the form may result in delays or a rejection. Upon receiving Form I-907, the USCIS has a guaranteed review window of 15 days. If the USCIS does not process the application in 15 business days, the government agency will refund the filing fee but continue to process in through the accelerated review channel. Once the USCIS reviews and decides, the applicant will receive a notification via mail.
What are Form I 907 Instructions?
While the filing fee for I-907 is fixed at $1225, filing address varies depending on the application type.
For Form I-129, applicants can file I-907 to the USCIS service center where I-129 will be submitted. If the applicant has submitted I-129 before submitting I-907, the applicant can file I-907 to upgrade the pending case to be processed more quickly. In this case, applicants must submit I-907 to the same USCIS customer center address I-129 was submitted to.
If the application contains both Form I-140 & I-907 at the initial filing, I-907 will be filed to either the Texas Service center or the Nebraska Service center depending on the location of the employee. Chart below displays the filing instructions and contact information.
|Service Center||Employee Residence (States)||Mailing Address||Courier Address||Contact Email Address|
|Nebraska Service Center||Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam,Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana,Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon,South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Nebraska Service CenterP.O. Box 87103Lincoln, NE 68501-7103||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Nebraska Service Center850 S St.Lincoln, NE 68508||NSC-Premium.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Texas Service Center||Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, theDistrict of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, NewMexico, New York, North Carolina, SouthCarolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico,Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont,Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Texas Service CenterP.O. Box 279030Dallas, TX 75227-9030||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Texas Service Center4141 North St. Augustine RoadDallas, TX 75227||TSC-Premium.email@example.com|
If the applicant has submitted I-140 before submitting I-907, the applicant can file I-907 to upgrade the pending case to be processed more quickly. To ensure the applicant’s Form I-907 is associated with the pending I-140, applicants must complete Part 2. Questions 1 through 5 before filing. There are four service centers that process I-140. Applicants must file I-907 to the USCIS customer center that is processing the corresponding I-140.
|Service Center||Mailing Address||Courier Address||Contact Email Address|
|California Service Center||I-140 Premium ProcessingUSCIS California Service CenterP.O. Box 10140Laguna Niguel,CA 92607-0140||Premium ProcessingUSCIS California Service Center24000 Avila Road2nd Floor, Room 2312Laguna Niguel,CA 92677||CSC-Premium.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nebraska Service Center||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Nebraska Service CenterP.O. Box 87103Lincoln, NE 68501-7103||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Nebraska Service Center850 S St.Lincoln, NE 68508||NSC-Premium.email@example.com|
|Texas Service Center||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Texas Service CenterP.O. Box 279030Dallas, TX 75227-9030||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Texas Service Center4141 North St. Augustine RoadDallas, TX 75227||TSC-Premium.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vermont Service Center||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Vermont Service Center63 Lower Welden StreetSt. Albans, VT 05479-8001||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Vermont Service Center63 Lower Welden StreetSt. Albans, VT 05479-8001||VSC-Premium.email@example.com|