For some international students, the United States has increased the premium processing of work authorization. As stated by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). That some F-1 students would now be able to choose premium processing options. Additionally, an announcement was made for the Expansion of Premium Processing on F-1 Visa for overseas students.
For certain F-1 students seeking either Optional Practical Training (OPT). Or F-1 students seeking science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) OPT extensions who have a pending Form l-765. Moreover, the application for Employment Authorization, and wish to request a premium processing upgrade. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has the expansion of premium processing on F-1 Visa.
If they have a pending Form I-765, Application for Work Authorization, F-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT). F-1 students seeking science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM OPT extensions) may request a premium processing upgrade.
For F-1 students in these categories, USCIS has also made it possible to submit Form I-907. Furthermore, a Request for Premium Processing Service, online.
According to a media release, premium processing will start on March 6. Moreover, it will start on April 3 for several other categories. Additionally, according to a statement from USCIS, the expansion of premium processing on F-1 Visa is done in various stages.
During the Expansion of Premium Processing on F-1 Visa for overseas students, immigration experiences will be streamlined. The simplicity of online filing, according to the statement.
As we seek to improve operational efficiencies and broaden access to the immigration system. For stakeholders, applicants, petitioners, requestors, and those we serve. USCIS has said that the expansion of online filing is a top priority.
F-1 students seeking job authorisation in the categories above. Now, can use the new online filing processes for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.
Students desiring premium processing shouldn’t submit their applications before these dates. Since the expansion of premium processing on F-1 Visa for overseas students will happen in phases:
For some F-1 students who already have an outstanding Form I-765, Application for Work Authorization, USCIS will start accepting Form I-907 petitions on March 6 if they fall into one of the following categories: Pre-Completion OPT, Post-Completion OPT, and a 24-Month Extension of OPT for STEM Students are all covered by clauses (c)(3)(A), (B), and (C), respectively.
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