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 premium processing fee to accelerate processing of the petition. 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 Premium Processing fee, but will continue to process the petition expeditiously. In addition to expedited processing, petitioners may use a dedicated e-mail address to check on the status of their petition or ask any other questions concerning their petition. Only the Temple University Office of International Student and Scholar Services can apply for this service. We will complete Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing) and attach the PP check. The fee should be paid by a separate check, not to be combined with the regular I-129 application fee.

Required Checks for Nonimmigrant Employment Petitions

Required Checks