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USCIS Premium Processing Filing Fee Increase – Effective October 19, 2020

By: Jacqueline Valle and Kevin Tung

Effective October 19, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) premium processing fee will increase from $1,440 to $2,500 pursuant to the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, Pub. L. No. 116-159. The act was signed into law on October 1, 2020.

Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, allows petitioners to pay an additional filing fee to expedite the adjudication of certain forms. The new fee of $2,500 will apply to all petitioners, including H-1B employers. For petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status, the premium processing fee will increase from $1,440 to $1,500.

Any Form I-907 postmarked on or after October 19, 2020 must include the new fee amount. USCIS will reject any Form I-907 that contains the incorrect fee if it is received with a postmark on or after October 19, 2020.

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