Premium Processing is Now Available for OPT Application
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March 7, 2023
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
On March 6, 2023, USCIS announced the option of premium processing for F-1 student pre- or post-completion OPT, or for a STEM OPT extension in the following phases:
Beginning March 6, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for currently pending OPT or STEM OPT applications.
Beginning April 3, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests when filed together with Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
Premium Processing details include:
- Request is via Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service via the USCIS online account. There is an option as well to file via paper form.
- Additional Form I-907 fee= $1,500
- Processing time: 30 calendar days