Jul 21 2009
Premium Processing for Some R-1 Petitions Has Resumed
USCIS has just announced that it has now resumed Premium Processing services for R-1 Nonimmigrant Religious Worker petitioners. According to USCIS petitioners who have successfully passed an on-site inspection may request the premium processing service. USCIS defines “successful completion of a site inspection” as an inspection conducted at the employment location of the beneficiary which “has resulted in satisfactory completion of such inspection.”
Petitioners are not required to submit proof of their eligibility to USCIS to request premium processing of R-1 cases. Instead, USCIS will conduct a search in its electronic systems for verification of the successful completion of the site inspection upon receipt of the Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, when it is submitted with an R-1 petition.