USCIS To Discontinue PPS eFiling (08/25/15)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced it will discontinue the option to e-File several forms, including the I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. The last day to begin a new form in the e-Filing system is August 30, 2015, with all forms to be completed and submitted by September 20th. Any incomplete submissions will need to be filed using paper forms. All e-Filed petitions that are pending in the e-Filing system will be adjudicated.

Remember that the I-907 request may only be filed electronically if the original I-129 form and supporting evidence have already been received by USCIS and a petitioner is seeking to upgrade a petition to PPS. Petitioners submitting an original I-129 and simultaneously seeking PPS must do so by hard copy.

After September 20, 2015, all petitioners must file the paper versions of the Form I-907. USCIS is discontinuing its legacy e-Filing system as part of a process to transition to a new Electronic Immigration System, which will reportedly be faster and more secure. The Form I-907 will eventually be part of the new system, but not in the immediate future, so petitioners should plan accordingly and build in extra time for paper filing PPS requests. Questions? Contact USCIS via their online help form or call customer service at 1-800-375-5283 (TDD for deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-767-1833).

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