With the Premium Processing service, USCIS guarantees that within 15-45 calendar days, depending on the application type, 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. Currently, the Premium Processing time for H-1B, E-3, TN and O-1 petitions is 15 calendar days.
If USCIS fails to meet its processing guarantee, it will refund the premium processing fee to the requester, but will continue to process the petition or application expeditiously. In addition to fast processing, premium processing customers 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.
The calendar day period begins when USCIS properly receives the current version of Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, at the correct filing address noted on the form, or when the Form I-907 is properly filed electronically.
Only the Temple University Office of International Student and Scholar Services can apply for this service for H-1B, E-3 and TN petitions. We will complete Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing) and attach the PP check or G-1450 Form. The fee should be paid by a separate check made payable to the US Department of Homeland Security or a G-1450 Form for $2500, not to be combined with the regular I-129 application fee.
Additional details can be found at www.uscis.gov/forms/all-forms/how-do-i-request-premium-processing
$2,500 if you are requesting premium processing of Form I-129 requesting E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-3, L (including blanket L-1), O, P, Q, or TN nonimmigrant classification (currently the required processing timeframe is not greater than 15 days)
$2,500 if you are requesting premium processing of Form I-140 requesting EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 immigrant visa classification (currently the required processing timeframe is not greater than 45 days)
$1,500 if you are requesting premium processing of Form I-765 with eligibility category (C)(3)(A), (C)(3)(B), or (C)(3)(C) (currently the required processing timeframe is not greater than 30 days)
$1,750 if you are requesting premium processing for a pending Form I-539 seeking change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimmigrant status (currently the required processing timeframe is not greater than 30 days)