USCIS announced that applicants filing Form I-539 seeking a change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimmigrant status can now request premium processing on Form I-907 based on the following schedule:
- Effective June 13, USCIS now accepts I-907 requests filed via paper form or online for F, M, or J applicants with a pending I-539;
- Starting June 26, USCIS will accept I-907 requests filed together with I-539 applications seeking F, M, or J status;
This expanded premium processing is only available for change of status requests. The I-907 request must be submitted in the same manner as the I-539 application, either online or snail mail. The premium processing clock will start only once all I-539 applicants have completed biometrics.
The premium processing fee for F, M, and J change of status applicants is $1,750 and the processing time is 30 days.