As announced on 16th, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has increased fees for Premium Processing, the service that allows for petitioners to have their petition processed in 15 days. The new rates are valid as of October 19.
The increase is part of the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act and requires USCIS to establish and collect new Premium Processing fees and to use these additional funds for expansion purposes.
- The fee for H-1B, L-1 and some immigrant visas, will be readjusted from US$ 1.440 to US$ 2.500
- Petitions for H-2B and R-1 will increase from US$ 1.440 to US$ 1.500
Forms I-907 – Request for Premium Process Service – postmarked on the 19th of October or after that date will have the new fee applied.