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USCIS increases premium processing fee for applications postmarked after October 1, 2018

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 31, 2018

    USCIS increases the premium processing fee from $1,225 to $1,410, which is in addition to a base filing fee. This voluntary fee is to ensure that the application will be adjudicated in 15 business days. Premium processing is currently authorized for petitioners seeking visas in certain employment-based classifications. [ID #521]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 1, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    October 21, 2019

    USCIS issues a final rule increasing the premium processing fee from $1,410 to $1,440, which is in addition to a base filing fee. Premium processing is currently authorized for petitioners seeking visas in certain employment-based classifications.

    Final Rule - Adjustment to Premium Processing Fee
  4. Subsequent Action

    October 16, 2020

    USCIS announces increase of premium processing fee from $1,440 to $2,500, for all filings except Forms I-129 requesting H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status. For those, the fee is increasing from $1,440 to $1,500.

    USCIS website: Premium Processing Fee Increase Effective Oct. 19, 2020

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