USCIS announced on 6/12/2023 the expansion of Premium Processing for applicants filing Form I-539 and seeking a change to status to F, M or J non-immigrant status. Online filing for Premium Processing will also be available for these applicants. Premium Processing for these I-539 applicants will occur in phases. Non-immigrants requesting Premium Processing should not file before these dates or they will be rejected.

  • Beginning June 13, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests from applicants seeking a change to F, M, or J status who already have a pending Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
  • Beginning June 26, USCIS will accept Form I-907 requests for change of status to F, M, or J when filed with Form I-539. You must submit both the Forms I-907 and I-539 together, either by mail or online.

Premium Processing is not available for individuals seeking an extension of stay in M-1 or M-2 status. For more information, visit 

For more information, the full update can be found here.