USCIS has Increased Premium Processing Fee

As of October 1st, the USCIS has increased 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 has increased from $1,225 to $1,410, an increase of about 15%. The government stated there has been no increase in this fee since 2010 and is needed to modernize the system.

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“.



Source of Information:, 8/31/18, News Release:

USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee


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