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Recent Changes to Premium Processing (Expediting) Requests

By Michael H. Markovitch, Esq. on December, 27, 2023

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently expanded the types of immigration cases where one can ask them to expedite the processing time of their case. The USCIS announced a final rule that will increase the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, to adjust for inflation.


The fee change will go into effect on Feb. 26, 2024.


The full table of adjusted fees is:


 Form  Previous Fee  New 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)
 $1,685 (H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status)
 $2,805 (All other available Form I-129 classifications)
 Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker  $2,500 (Employment-based classifications)  $2,805 (Employment-based classifications)
 Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status  $1,750 (Form I-539 classifications)  $1,965 (Form I-539 classifications)
 Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization  $1,500 (Certain F-1 students)  $1,685 (Certain F-1 students)

I often advise my clients to take advantage of the premium processing option as I find these type of filings are not only handled in an expedited fashion, I also find that the USCIS Officers in this unit seem to be more qualified when it comes to making a decision on the case.

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