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Friday, February 23, 2024

Reminder: Premium Processing Fees Will Increase on Feb. 26, 2024


USCIS has scheduled to increase the premium processing service fees for several applications.  

On February 26, 2024, the premium processing service fees will be increased as follows:

Form I-140:  from $2500 to $2805

Form I-129:  from $2500 to $2805; 

Form I-129 (H2B and R-1 only): from $1500 to $1685  

Form I-539:  from $1750 to $1965

Form I-765 (F-1 OPT): from $1500 to $1685

If an application or petitioner elects to use premium processing service, USCIS will review and adjudicate their immigration applications faster than normal. The current premium processing schedule is as follows:

  • 15 calendar days for most classifications including I-129 (H, L, etc.) and most I-140s 
  • 30 calendar days for Form I-765 for F-1 students seeking OPT or STEM OPT extensions;
  • 30 calendar days for Form I-539 applicants requesting a change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimmigrant status, after all prerequisites, including receipt of biometrics, have been met;
  • 45 calendar days for Form I-140 E13 multinational executive and manager and Form I-140 E21 national interest waiver classifications

(Immigration laws and policies change regularly.  If you have any questions regarding this article, please visit www.1visa1.com to schedule a legal consultation.)  

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