After several years of investigations and further scrutiny, the R1 visa is back in the Premium Processing category under certain strict conditions. Only those petitioners who have successfully passed an on-site inspection are eligible to use Premium Processing Service.
Premium Processing Service is only available for R-1 nonimmigrant religious worker petitions at
this time. Such requests are made by religious organizations by filing the Form I-129, Petition for
Nonimmigrant Worker. I-360 petitions for premium processing are to be handled in the traditional way until further notice.
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