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15 March 2023

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Announces A Phase-In Of Premium Processing And New Online-Filing Procedures For Certain F-1 Students Seeking OPT Or STEM OPT Extensions

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USCIS has expanded premium processing for certain F-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT extensions. Specifically, for a fee of $1,500, eligible applicants...
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USCIS has expanded premium processing for certain F-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM OPT extensions. Specifically, for a fee of $1,500, eligible applicants can request that USCIS adjudicate their Form I-765 applications for employment authorization within 30 calendar days of USCIS' receipt of the Form I-907 premium processing application.

Premium processing upgrades are now available for currently pending I-765 forms that were filed under the following categories:

  • (c)(3)(A) – Pre-Completion OPT
  • (c)(3)(B) – Post-Completion OPT
  • (c)(3)(C) – 24-Month Extension of OPT for STEM students

Applicants can file their Form I-907s for these pending applications online or by mail (using the latest paper version of the form).

Beginning April 3, USCIS will accept Form I-907 premium processing requests (online or by mail) from F-1 students seeking employment authorization documents in the above-listed categories when filed together with Form I-765. USCIS will reject any concurrently filed I-907s received before this date.

To file Form I-907 online, an applicant must first create a USCIS online account, where they may submit forms, pay fees and track the status of any pending USCIS immigration request throughout the adjudication process.

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ARTICLE
15 March 2023

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Announces A Phase-In Of Premium Processing And New Online-Filing Procedures For Certain F-1 Students Seeking OPT Or STEM OPT Extensions

United States Immigration
Contributor
Kramer Levin provides its clients proactive, creative and pragmatic solutions that address today’s most challenging legal issues. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley and Paris and fosters a strong culture of involvement in public and community service. For more information, visit www.kramerlevin.com
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