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USCIS to Increase Premium Processing Fee Starting December 2nd

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is increasing the Form I-907 premium processing fee to $1,440, from $1,410, according to an announcement issued Wednesday. A final rule on the fee change has been published in the Federal Register. The fee increase is to take effect on December 2. Applications postmarked on or after that date must include the new fee.

Premium processing is available for certain employment-based immigration petitions filed on USCIS Forms I-129 and I-140, permitting employers who pay an extra fee to request adjudication – approval, denial or a request for further evidence – within 15 calendar days. According to DHS, the fee is being increased to reflect the 44.13 percent increase in inflation since June 2001, when the fee was first implemented at $1,000. The premium processing fee was last adjusted in October 2018, an increase to $1,410, from $1,225. Prior to that, the fee had remained at $1,225 since 2010.

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