PREMIUM PROCESSING PROGRAM
The following information
is provided for the convenience and ease of the filing of
an Application for Premium Processing (Form I-907).
Out the Form I-907
- Part 1 should be
filled out with information about whoever the
contact person will be. Thus, if the
contact person is the attorney, the information
should be the attorneys. Company
name would be the attorneys firm.
The IRS number can be left blank if the attorney
is the contact person.
- The attorney can
sign Part 3, if the attorney is the contact
person in Part 1. If the I-907 is being
filed with respect to a petition that was
previously filed, a new G-28 should be included.
If the I-907 accompanies the petition filing, no
separate G-28 is needed.
- Only the attorney
or the petitioner can complete and sign the Form
I-907. The beneficiary cannot do so. However,
the $1,000 check can come from anyone, including
- Under Your
Preferred Form of Communication, it is
acceptable to rank the forms of communication in
order of preference. Put the numbers of
your rankings in the boxes next to the respective
to Submit Premium Processing Requests
- File at the
Service Center where you would ordinarily file
the underlying petition, but be sure to use the
special addresses designated for premium
processing. If you use the regular filing
address, the 15 day guarantee will not start to
run until the U.S. INS identifies the case as for
premium processing and routes it to the proper
- Be sure to send
the I-907 and the I-129 filing package together
to the special address designated for
premium processing, unless you are filing the
I-907 to convert to premium processing a case
that was already in the pipeline. INS
reports that some people have been sending the
I-907 to the premium processing address and the
I-129 package to the regular address. This
is not necessary or desirable, and only slows
down the process.
- For the Nebraska
Service Center ONLY, cases will get
into the system faster if they are mailed
(including USPS Express Mail) to the Premium
Processing post office box rather than sent to
the street address used for courier services.
The post office box materials are opened early in
the day, while the courier service deliveries are
not opened until late afternoon.
a Pipeline Case to Premium Processing
- If an I-129 that
is eligible for premium processing was filed
without a premium processing request, and you now
want to request premium processing, this can be
done by submitting a Form I-907 to the premium
processing address. Be sure to mark the INS
receipt number prominently on the I-907 (and
enclose of copy of the receipt if you have it).
If a receipt number has not yet been issued,
provide the air bill number and name of the
courier service if you used one, as well as the
name of the petitioner and beneficiary. Also,
enclose a new G-28 for the I-907.
- INS also will
accept a premium processing request on a regular
processing case after there has been an RFE.
You can submit the I-907 and fee with the RFE
response (to the premium processing address),
or submit it afterward with a copy of the receipt
and/or RFE, to convert the case to premium
with R.F.E.'s in the Premium Processing Program
- When submitting a
response to an RFE issued in the course of the
premium processing system, provide all the
documentation at once, rather than in piecemeal
fashion. Otherwise, the INS may conclude
that the materials you are submitting are all
that they are going to get and deny the case.
- Although it is
not specified in the regulation, the INS has
indicated that, if it issues a Request for
Evidence in a premium processing case, it will
guarantee processing within 15 calendar days from
when the response to the RFE is received.
- If you receive an
RFE by fax from the premium processing unit, it
is best to return the response by fax. If
you cannot return it by fax, be sure to send the
response to the premium processing address, not
the regular address, and send an email to the
Service Center indicating how you sent the
with U.S. INS in the Premium Processing Program
- Do not forget
that the premium processing program affords the
opportunity for direct communication with the
Service Center. If you run into a problem
or issue on the case, call or email the Center.
If you dont get a satisfactory response one
way, try the other.
- Wrong telephone
numbers for the premium processing units at Texas
and California were printed on some receipts.
The correct number for Texas is 214-275-4415.
The correct number for California is (949)
INS will not respond to inquiries sent to the
premium processing email address or phone number
if they do not relate to a premium processing