USCIS Expands Premium Processing for Change of Status Applications to F, M, or J Nonimmigrant Status
On June 12, 2023, USCIS announced that it will expand the use of premium processing for applications for Change of Status to F, M, or J nonimmigrant status filed using the Form I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. Premium Processing will not be available for Reinstatement applications.
The full announcement is available here: https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/alerts/uscis-expands-premium-processing-for-applicants-seeking-to-change-into-f-m-or-j-nonimmigrant-status
The expansion of premium processing service will be available for filing as of the following dates:
- Beginning June 13, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests, filed via paper form or online, for applicants seeking a change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 status, who have a pending Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.
- Beginning June 26, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests, filed either via paper form or online, for applicants seeking a change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 status, when filed together with Form I-539.
Premium processing requests received prior to the dates above will be rejected by USCIS.
USCIS also notes in its posting that to file the Form I-907 Premium Processing request must be submitted in the same way the applicant has filed the Form I-539:
- “If you mail a paper Form I-539 to us, you must mail a paper Form I-907.”
- “If you submit Form I-539 online, you must submit Form I-907 online.”
Please be sure to read and review the official notice from USCIS in full before filing any premium processing request.
If any questions arise, please contact your ISO Advisor.