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Inflation Adjustment to Premium Processing Fees

Premium Processing Fees will Increase on February 26, 2024

Starting February 26, 2024, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will increase premium processing fees to reflect the amount of inflation from June 2021 through June 2023. The adjustment increases premium processing fees from $1,500 to $1,685, $1,750 to $1,965, and $2,500 to $2,805, as follows:

Form Type

Classification Type

Previous Premium Processing Fee

New Premium Processing Fee

Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, LZ, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1, TN-1, and TN-2

$2,500

$2,805

Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

H-2B and R-1

$1,500

$1,685

Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

E11, E12, E13, E21 (NIW), E21 (non-NIW), E31, E32, EW3

$2,500

$2,805

Form I-539, Applicatoin to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, J-2, E-1, E-2, E-3, L-2, H-4, O-3, P-4, and R-2

$1,750

$1,965

Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

Certain F-1 students with categories C03A, C03B, C03C

$1,500

$1,685

Accordingly, a request for premium processing postmarked on or after February 26, 2024, must include the new fee.1 If USCIS receives a premium processing request postmarked on or after February 26, 2024, with the incorrect filing fee, USCIS will reject the request and return the filing fee.

As per the Federal Notice, it is USCIS’ intention to adjust premium processing fees biennially. This is to protect the real dollar value of the premium processing service that USCIS provides.

Visit here for USCIS’ original announcement.

Disclaimer

  1. The postmark date for the filings sent by commercial couriers (such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL) is the date reflected on the courier receipt. ↩︎

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