USCIS to Increase Premium Processing Fee

Starting on December 2, 2019, USCIS will increase the premium processing fee for certain employment based petitions. The fee will rise from $1,410 to $1,440 for the Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) and Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker). 

Petitioners can use the premium processing service in certain employment-based cases to speed up processing times.  The premium processing service guarantees a response from USCIS - approval, denial, or request for evidence -  within 15 days.  The premium processing fee is paid in addition to any applicable filing fees for the petition. 

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