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Law Expands USCIS Premium Processing and Raises Fees but Timeline for Filing to be Determined

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expansion of premium processing will now include the following additional applications:

  • EB-1 multinational manager
  • EB-2 national interest waiver
  • Applications to extend or change nonimmigrant status (Form I-539)
  • Employment authorization applications (Form I-765)

The premium processing fee and timeline depend on the type of application and range from $1500 to $2500 and 15 to 45-day processing. USCIS will also increase the premium processing fee for applications already eligible for premium processing from $1440 to $2500. 

We will continue to provide updates on the timeline for filing.

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Kimberly A. Clarke, Varnum, Immigration Lawyer
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Kim focuses her practice on immigration matters, including nonimmigrant petitions, both employment- and family-based permanent residence applications, expatriation and foreign visa issues. She has developed a strong background in the area of worker verification issues and managed clients through internal and agency Form I-9 audits, USICE compliance investigations and civil criminal charges.

In addition, Kim maintains a specialty practice of consultation with agricultural clients and handles various agricultural labor and employment issues such as compliance with...

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Nina focuses her practice on business and family-based immigration matters.  Her experience encompasses nonimmigrant visa petitions including H-1B visas, L-1A and L-1B visas, TN visas under the NAFTA treaty, and O-1 visas. She also assists clients with employment-based permanent residence petitions including the labor certifications process, EB-1 extraordinary ability, EB-1 outstanding professor and researchers and EB-1 multinational managers and executives petitions; family-based permanent residence applications; naturalization applications; and foreign visa issues.   ...

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Yvonne focuses her practice primarily on employment and family-based immigration in addition to general corporate matters. She assists clients with employment and family-based permanent residence petitions, including the labor certification process, visas for extraordinary ability, and multinational managers and executives petitions. She focuses on visa processing, waivers, DACA and citizenship matters. Additionally, she has experience in general corporate matters, including LLC formation.

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