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USCIS Proposes Filing Fee Increases

On November 14, 2019, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a proposed regulation, which would substantially increase the filing fees for many types of immigration benefits. The agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking, which is published in the Federal Register, explains that the proposed regulation would increase costs for most petitioners and applicants...

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Premium Processing Fee to Increase Beginning September 30

The Department of Homeland Security is increasing the Form I-907 premium processing fee from $1,225 to $1,410 beginning September 30, 2018. The final rule is scheduled to be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register. Applications postmarked on or after September 30, 2018 must include the new fee. Premium processing is an optional fee that allows employers […]

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Premium Processing Resumed for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

Premium processing has been suspended for all H-1B petitions since April 3, 2017. The program was put on hold in an effort to reduce overall H-1B processing times. A high volume of premium processing requests over the past few years put a strain on USCIS making it difficult to process long-pending petitions and to prioritize […]

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USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions

Beginning April, 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to six months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. USCIS will notify the public […]

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