Can we use Premium Processing for our pending R-1 visa petition?
Not even paying a big fee can hurry up an R-1 application if the USCIS site visit hasn't been completed.
Our church filed an R-1 visa petition to sponsor a new pastor. We sent the petition to USCIS two months ago, but the agency website says the current processing times are five months. We heard about an option to pay an additional fee and have USCIS approve the petition, guaranteed, within 15 days. If we were willing to pay this fee, would we be able to get our new pastor here sooner than the normal five months?