United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will raise the premium processing fee for Form I-129 (Non-Immigrant Worker) and Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker).
The fee will be raised from $1,225 to $1,410, which represents a 15% increase, the first since 2010.
According to JD Supra:
The agency noted that there has been a significant increase in demand for premium processing and that this has hindered its ability to process all petitions and applications. It appears that USCIS believes that the increase in fees may reduce the demand. Moreover, the agency notes the increase in fees will allow it to make needed investments in staff and technology.
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The information included in this blog post originally appeared in JD Supra on September 4, 2018, written by Forrest Read IV of Jackson Lewis P.C.