Immigration Alert: Premium Processing Fee Increase Effective October 1

Effective October 1, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is increasing the Form I-907 premium processing fee from $1,225 to $1,410. All applications postmarked on or after that date must include the new fee. As a reminder, premium processing is available for certain immigration petitions filed on Forms I-129 and I-140. With the payment of the premium processing fee and the filing of the I-907, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will process a petition within 15 calendar days or refund the amount. Note: Adjudication may result in an approval, a denial or a request for more evidence.

On August 28, 2018, USCIS announced that it would extend and expand the suspension of Premium Processing for certain H-1B petitions for a period estimated through at least February 19, 2019.

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The general information provided herein is not intended to serve as a source of legal advice for any purpose. Please contact your designated Gibney representative or immigration counsel for specific legal advice.