The Department of Homeland Security have announced that starting from September 30, 2018, the Form I-907 premium processing fee will increase from the current $1225 to $1410. Premium processing is an expedited service offered by USCIS where employers can pay an extra premium processing fee to have some Form I-129 and Form I-140 petitions adjudicated within 15 calendar days. According to DHS, the new $1,410 premium processing fee represents a 14.9% increase, the percentage change in inflation since the fee was last adjusted in 2010 from $1,000 to $1,225. This comes right after USCIS announced an extension of suspension of premium processing for some H-1B applications until next year. Any premium processing application that are received on or after September 30, 2018 must include the increased amount or the application will be rejected. To learn more about the H-1B visa and its requirements, please click here.
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