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USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee

Published on October 16, 2020

On Monday, October 19, 2020, USCIS will increase the fee for premium processing from $1,440 to $2,500. This increase will apply to all nonimmigrant and immigrant petition filings, except for petitions for H-2B and R-1 nonimmigrant workers, which will increase to $1,500. Any nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions postmarked on or after October 19th must include the new fee amount, or they will be rejected by USCIS.

USCIS has also indicated that it will expand premium processing to additional forms and benefit requests, including applications for a change or extension of nonimmigrant status, such as H-4 extensions, as well as certain types of EAD applications. However, USCIS has not yet taken any action to expand premium processing to additional types of immigration petitions and applications.

The immigration attorneys at Ryan Swanson will monitor updates to the availability of premium processing. Please contact us if you have questions regarding the new premium processing fees or your eligibility for premium processing.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Immigration Group at Ryan Swanson.

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This message has been released by the Immigration Group at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC to advise of recent developments in the law. Because each situation is different, this information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances. Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Seattle, Washington.

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