USCIS Premium Processing Service

What is the Premium Processing Service?

An H-1B employer (or beneficiary if s/he has a personal reason for submitting a petition with PP) can elect to pay a separate $1,410 ($1440 as of 12/2/19) premium processing fee to accelerate processing of the petition. The fee must be paid in a check made payable to the US Department of Homeland Security that is separate from other H-1B filing fees. Under the premium processing program, USCIS guarantees that within 15 calendar-days it will issue either an approval notice, a notice of intent to deny, a request for evidence (RFE), or a notice of investigation for fraud or misrepresentation. If USCIS fails to meet its 15-calendar-day guarantee, it will refund the $1,410 ($1440 as of 12/2/19) to the company, but will continue to process the petition expeditiously. In addition to expedited processing, companies that participate in the program may use a dedicated phone number and e-mail address to check on the status of their petition or ask any other questions concerning their petition.

Who can apply for Premium Processing and how?

Only the Temple University Office of International Student and Scholar Services can apply for this service. You cannot do so as an individual. We will complete Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing) and attach the fee of $1,410 ($1440 as of 12/2/19). The fee should be paid by a separate check, not to be combined with the regular processing fee.