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||[email protected]|
|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||[email protected]|
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||[email protected]|
|Nebraska Service Center||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Nebraska Service CenterP.O. Box 87103Lincoln, NE 68501-7103||Premium ProcessingUSCIS Nebraska Service Center850 S St.Lincoln, NE 68508||[email protected]|
|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||[email protected]|
|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||[email protected]|
Who is Eligible for Form I-907?
Form I-907 is an application to request premium processing services for Form I-129 and Form I-140. All individuals who have filed or are planning to file either of these forms are eligible to submit Form I-907. This includes individuals who are employers, petitioners, and applicants.
What is the Latest Form I-907 Edition?
The latest edition of Form I-907 is the 12/2/20 version.
What are the Required Documents for Form I-907?
The required documents for Form I-907 include:
1. Proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, such as a valid U.S. passport, Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551), or Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766).
2. A copy of the approval notice for the foreign national’s underlying petition or application filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the Department of Labor (DOL).
3. An original completed Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.
4. A fee of $1,440 for each application (including dependent applications) for premium processing service. This fee must be remitted with your form I-907 application, either in the form of a check or money order made payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions.
5. Any other supporting documentation that might be required by the USCIS or DOL to verify eligibility for premium processing service.
How to Submit Form I-907?
1. Determine eligibility. Form I-907 is only available to individuals who need to request a Premium Processing Service for an immigration petition.
2. Gather the necessary documents. To apply for Premium Processing Service, you must complete Form I-907 and submit it along with the applicable filing fee and the relevant supporting documents for your immigration petition.
3. Download Form I-907. The form is available for download from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
4. Fill out Form I-907. Carefully fill out all of the required information on the form, including your name, address, and contact information, as well as the details of the immigration petition you are filing.
5. Attach supporting documents to Form I-907. Include a copy of the relevant immigration petition, such as an I-129 or an I-140, as well as evidence to support your request for Premium Processing Service.
6. Calculate the filing fee. Premium Processing Service requires a separate filing fee of $1,440 in addition to any other fees associated with your immigration petition.
7. Mail the application package to USCIS. Send the completed Form I-907, supporting documents, and fee to the address indicated on the USCIS website.
8. Receive a decision from USCIS. USCIS will review your application and either approve or deny your request for Premium Processing Service within 15 days of receiving your application package.
What are the Filing Tips for Form I-907?
1. Make sure to fill out the form completely and accurately.
2. Include supporting documentation, such as a copy of the government-issued photo ID and other proof of eligibility (e.g. birth certificate).
3. Submit the form in person or by mail to the USCIS address provided on the I-907 form.
4. Include the correct filing fee with the form – currently $1,225.
5. Keep a copy of the form and any related documents for your records.
6. If you are submitting the form by mail, make sure to include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for the return of your documents.
Are There Special Instructions for Form I-907?
Yes, there are special instructions for Form I-907. The instructions provide information about how to complete the form, what documents must be submitted with it, and where to send it. You can view the instructions on the USCIS website.
What is the Form I-907 Fee?
The Form I-907 is an application for Premium Processing Service, which allows certain employment-based petitions and applications to be processed in 15 calendar days or less. The fee for using this service is currently $2,500.
Can I Apply for Form I-907 Fee Waiver or Reduction?
Yes, you can apply for a fee waiver or reduction for Form I-907. To do so, you will need to submit Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, as well as a USCIS Fee Waiver or Fee Reduction Request Form. Both forms must be completed and submitted together. The fee waiver or reduction request must include documentation to demonstrate that you meet the criteria for a fee waiver or reduction. The USCIS will then review your request and make a determination on whether or not to grant the fee waiver or reduction.
What is the Form I-907 Processing Time?
The processing time for a Form I-907 varies depending on the type of request. Generally, it takes between 3 and 5 months for USCIS to process a Form I-907. It is important to note that the processing times can change depending on the number of applications USCIS receives and workload.
Form I-907 Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Form I-907?
A: Form I-907 is a form used to request a “Request for Premium Processing Service” from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is used to expedite the processing of certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and applications.
Q: Who can file Form I-907?
A: The petitioner or applicant, or an authorized representative, may file Form I-907. The petitioner or applicant must have an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, or an approved Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.
Q: How much does it cost to file Form I-907?
A: The filing fee for Form I-907 is $1,440. The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars by credit card, debit card, check, money order, or cashier’s check payable to the Department of Homeland Security.
Q: How long does it take to process a Form I-907?
A: Generally, USCIS will make a decision on your Form I-907 within 15 calendar days of receiving it. You will receive a notice from USCIS when a decision is made on your form.
Q: What happens if USCIS does not make a decision on my Form I-907 within 15 calendar days?
A: If USCIS does not make a decision on your Form I-907 within 15 calendar days, you may be eligible for a refund of the premium processing fee. You can submit a written request for a refund to the address listed on the filing instructions for Form I-907.