US Plans Quicker Visas For Foreign Students. Here’s How


Washington: The Biden administration has announced plans to expand premium processing for certain. Key categories of green card applicants and certain categories of visas. Particularly those related to training foreign students.
The expansion of . These categories will be phased in by. Premium processing of EB-1 and EB-2 green card applications.

This will be besides to all Form I-140 petitions before. Filed under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification. Or E21 classification as a member of a profession with an . Advanced degree or exceptional ability to seek . National Interest Waiver (NIW), US citizenship and immigration. Services Dr.

USCIS said it is part of an effort to increase efficiency and . Reduce the burden on the legal immigration system.

“In March, we will extend premium processing to certain F-1 students . Seeking optional practical training (OPT) and F-1seeking . STEM OPT extensions . Who have a pending Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization,” USCIS said.

“In April, we will extend. Premium processing to F-1seeking OPT and F-1seeking . STEM OPT extensions who file an initial Form I-765,” it said.

USCIS appears to have taken these decisions based on the recommendations of . The Presidential Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and . Pacific Islanders (AAPI), which was made last year by one of its . Indian American members, Ajay Jain Vutoria. Students
The President’s Commission stated that . Premium processing has only been available to applicants filing Form I-129 Petition for . Nonimmigrant Workers, and certain employment-based . Immigrant visa applicants filing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers.

“We recommend expanding premium processing services. Giving applicants the option to pay up to $2,500 to hurry their applications,” it said.

This measure should take effect within 60 days by. August 2022 and USCIS should follow a phased approach to put in place premium processing in . The following cases: a. Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, states.

Among those recommended were the EB-1 Multinational Executive or Manager, EB-2 Professional Member . Who Holds an Advanced Degree or Exceptional Power for. National Interest Waiver (NIW), I-539, Petition for . Extension/Change of Nonimmigrant Status, and I-765. , application for employment authorization
“It is recommended that USCIS expand. Premium processing tomorel employment-based green card applications. All work permit petitions and requests for extension of temporary immigration status, allowing. Applicants to pay $2,500 to have their cases adjudicated within 45 days of . The phased decision,” the president recommended. Advisory Commission.

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