USCIS announced that it is expanding its Premium Processing option to include certain F-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT extensions. Applications using Premium Processing will have action taken on the case within 30 calendar days. The filing fee for OPT and STEM OPT applicants is $1500.
Beginning March 6, 2023, F-1 students with a pending Form I-765 to request an OPT or STEM OPT extension may request a Premium Processing upgrade. Eligible categories include:
- (c)(3)(A) – Pre-Completion OPT
- (c)(3)(B) – Post-Completion OPT
- (c)(3)(C) – 24-Month Extension of OPT for STEM students
To upgrade to Premium Processing, eligible applicants should complete and submit a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service by mail or through the USCIS e-filing website.
Beginning April 3, 2023, F-1 students in the eligible categories seeking an extension of their OPT and STEM OPT work authorization will be able to file Form I-907 at the same time they file the Form I-765.
Contact our office today for any questions regarding Premium Processing options for OPT/STEM OPT extensions.
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