Important Update: USCIS Changes Filing Location for Form I-907

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is undergoing a transition in the filing location for Form I-907, known as the Request for Premium Processing, in conjunction with a pending Form I-140, the Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. This transition has already begun as of December 15, 2023, as part of USCIS’ efforts to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.

What’s Changing?

Starting December 15, USCIS will shift the filing location for Form I-907 related to a pending Form I-140 from service centers to designated USCIS lockboxes. This move aims to improve efficiency by reducing the workload at service centers and cutting costs associated with their intake processes for these forms. Additionally, centralizing digitization of these forms will facilitate electronic adjudication downstream, streamlining the overall process.

Important Details to Note

  • This change in filing location specifically applies to Form I-907 filed separately for a pending Form I-140. If you’re filing Form I-140 concurrently with associated applications like Form I-485, I-765, or I-131, the change doesn’t affect you for now. Those forms should still be filed with the service centers listed on the USCIS website.
  • USCIS is implementing this transition in three phases. This recent change marks the second phase. The first phase, effective November 13, 2023, shifted the filing location for Form I-907 filed together with Form I-140 to the USCIS lockbox.
  • After December 15, 2023, USCIS will only accept Form I-907 related to a pending Form I-140 if it’s mailed to the newly designated USCIS lockbox address. Any submissions sent to the previous service center address will be rejected.

What to Do Next

If you have a pending Form I-140 and need to file Form I-907 for premium processing, ensure you use the updated USCIS lockbox address from December 15, 2023. USCIS will reject any Form I-907 received at the previous service center address after January 14, 2024, so it’s crucial to adhere to the updated filing location to prevent rejections.

Stay updated with USCIS announcements on Path2USA for any future changes regarding filing locations for related forms. This shift aims to enhance USCIS’ processes and could positively impact the efficiency of handling Form I-140 submissions.