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USCIS Announces Premium Processing Fee Increase for Certain Employment-based Petition

On Oct. 30, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is increasing the fee to request premium processing for certain employment-based petitions.  Beginning on Nov. 29, 2019, The premium processing fee will increase to $1,440 from the current fee of $1,410 for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.

Premium processing, a service offered for certain petitions, requires USCIS to adjudicate a petition (i.e., approve, deny, or send a request for evidence) within 15 calendar days. The increase is based upon the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index-Urban Consumers since the premium processing fee of $1,225 was introduced. Premium processing is available for many employment-based petitions, such as H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1 and some I-140 petitions.

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Kristen Burke, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Houston, Immigration Law Attorney
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Kristen T. Burke focuses her practice on corporate immigration matters, including visa petitions, I-9 compliance, and applications for submission to various U.S. governmental agencies such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Department of Labor. She represents multinational corporations (particularly in the energy, technology and banking sectors), transferring employees to the United States and companies hiring foreign nationals to work in the United States. Kristen advises clients on regulations for foreign nationals working offshore in the Outer...

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