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USCIS Increases Fee for Premium Processing

September 2018

On October 1, 2018, USCIS will implement a fee increase for their premium processing service. The new fee for premium processing will be $1,410.00, a 14.92 percent increase from the current fee of $1,225.00.

Premium processing service allows petitioners to request 15-day expedited service when filing certain Forms I-129 or I-140. The optional premium processing fee is paid in addition to the base filing fee and any other applicable fees.

This fee increase comes on the heels of USCIS's announcement that it will continue the current suspension of premium processing for H-1B cap-subject petitions through early 2019. In addition, as of September 11, 2018, USCIS will expand the suspension of premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed at the Vermont and California Service Centers, excluding certain cap-exempt filings.

If you have any questions regarding this latest USCIS update or other visa issues, please contact a member of the MVA Immigration Team.