Premium Processing Fees Will Increase 2/26/24

File Now to Avoid Paying Higher Fees!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just announced a final rule that will increase the filing fee for Form I-907, a Request for Premium Processing for all eligible forms and categories. On February 26, 2024, the new fees will go into effect.

The adjustment will increase certain premium processing fees (see breakdown below.) According to the Department of Homeland of Security, revenue generated by this premium processing fee increase will be used to provide premium processing services; make improvements to adjudication processes; respond to adjudication demands, including reducing benefit request processing backlogs; and otherwise fund USCIS adjudication and naturalization services.

This table outlines the fee increase based on the USCIS form number and benefit request:

FormPrevious FeeNew Fee
Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker$1,500 (H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status) $2,500 (All other available Form I-129 classifications (E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, LZ, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1, TN-1, and TN-2))$1,685 (H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status) $2,805 (All other available Form I-129 classifications (E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, LZ, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1, TN-1, and TN-2))
Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker$2,500 (Employment-based (EB) classifications E11, E12, E21 (non-NIW), E31, E32, EW3, E13 and E21 (NIW))$2,805 (Employment-based (EB) classifications E11, E12, E21 (non-NIW), E31, E32, EW3, E13 and E21 (NIW))
Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status$1,750 (Form I-539 classifications F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, J-2, E-1D, E-2D, E-3D, L-2, H-4, O-3, P-4, and R-2)$1,965 (Form I-539 classifications F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, J-2, E-1D, E-2D, E-3D, L-2, H-4, O-3, P-4, and R-2)
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization$1,500 (Certain F-1 students with categories C03A, C03B, C03C)$1,685 (Certain F-1 students with categories C03A, C03B, C03C)

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