Premium processing is available on only certain USCIS immigration forms and not all USCIS immigration forms. Why doesn't the USCIS offer premium processing for all its immigration forms?

Since the USCIS collect additional fees for premium processing, I would have guessed that they offer premium processing for all its immigration forms.

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    Could you be more specific about which immigration forms do not allow premium processing? My guess is that here we are talking about immigrants who are already employed (or have a job offer) from a US employer, so long processing may actually disrupt an activity in the US. Also, frequently it is the employer who pays the processing fee (although the applicants can do it themselves). Apr 28 at 13:54
  • @RogerVadim eg Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization). Apr 28 at 13:57
  • @RogerVadim permanent resident status does not expire, but the green card document does -- they are valid for 10 years. Someone who is eligible for naturalization might want to speed up the process to avoid having to apply for a new green card (I believe it's necessary to have a valid green card when naturalizing, but I'm by no means certain of that).
    – phoog
    Apr 29 at 6:47
  • Let us continue this discussion in chat.
    – phoog
    Apr 29 at 7:59
  • Do you want me to migrate to Expatriates SE? It got a flag suggesting that, but I'm not sure.
    – JJJ
    Apr 29 at 19:59


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