US | Expanded Premium Processing for Certain Student Visa Holders

On Monday, USCIS expanded premium processing services for certain F-1 student visa holders seeking optional practical training who have employment authorization applications on file. Additionally, newly eligible F-1 visa holders may file Form I-907 for premium processing online.

The expansion of premium processing and online filing are intended to streamline the immigration experience for international students.

  • From March 6, only eligible F-1 students with pending Form I-765 employment authorization applications will be able to request premium processing.
  • From April 3, F-1 students filing new work permit requests can request premium processing.
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