USCIS announced on Friday, August 31st that they would be increasing the Premium Processing fee for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. The Premium Processing fee will increase on October 1st, from $1,225 to $1,410, an increase of about 15%. The government is sighting that there has been no increase in this fee since 2010 and that the increase is based on an adjustment for inflation.
The USCIS Chief Financial Officer, Joe Moore stated, “Because premium processing fees have not been adjusted since 2010, our ability to improve the adjudications and service processes for all petitioners has been hindered as we’ve experienced significantly higher demand for immigration benefits.”
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee“.