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Increase in Premium Processing Fee

Increase in Premium Processing Fee –  Effective December 2, 2019, USCIS will increase the Premium Processing fee for certain employment-based matters from $1,410 to $1,440.  As a reminder, for the additional fee, USCIS will review certain petitions with 15 days, including Form I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition.  The increase in the fee applies to Premium Processing for H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, TN, O-1 and certain other visa categories.  USCIS indicates that such fee increase is due to  inflation.   USCIS last increased the fee in 2018.   Additional details relating to USCIS Premium Processing program are available on its website.

 

Of course, as additional details become available regarding the above, we will provide regular updates.