For a Premium, INS to Expedite Visa Processing

PT       2001-05-31 
The US Immigration and Naturalization Service will begin allowing foreign celebrities, athletes, executives and other specific types of workers to pay $1,000 to get work visa applications processed within 15 days instead of waiting the usual three months or more. INS officials said the Premium Processing Program, to be launched on Friday, will generate $80 million a year and allow the agency to hire hundreds of extra workers to help all visa applicants.