US to fast-track processing of work permits for STEM students
premium processing and online filing. USCIS announced the expansion of premium processing for certain F-1 students seeking OPT and F-1 students seeking STEM OPT extensions who have a pending Form I-765 and wish to request a premium processing upgrade. Online filing of Form I-907 is now also available to F-1 students in these categories. Online filing of Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, is now also available to F-1 students in these categories. USCIS continues to accept the latest paper version of this form by mail. USCIS will reject premium processing requests for a pending Form I-765 if received before March 6, and will reject any premium processing request for an initial or concurrently filed Form I-765 that is received before April 3.