USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee
On August 31, 2018, the United States and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they are adjusting the premium processing fee for Form I-129 and I-140. Beginning on October 1, 2018, the premium processing fee will increase from the current fee of $1,225 to $1,410, a 14.92 percent increase.
Form I-129 and I-140, the form ty...
The United States is Rejecting More Legal Immigrants Than Ever Before
In a recent , David Bier revealed demonstrating that the United States has been rejecting more legal immigrants than ever before.
Data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) demonstrates that, under the current administration, immigration application denial rates have jumped significantly to an increa...
USCIS Updates Filing Addresses for I-129 Petitions
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. Of special relevance to this fiscal year's H-1B cap season, the filing addresses for H-1B regular cap subject petitions and H-1B Master's cap petitions have been updated.
As an example, USCIS indicates that H-1B r...
USCIS Releases New Edition of Form I-129
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new edition of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The new edition is dated 01/31/19. Starting on 05/20/19, USCIS will no longer be accepting earlier editions of Form I-129.
Form I-539 No Longer Eligible for “Courtesy” Premium Processing
As noted in a , the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and a new Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status in March 2019. Starting on March 22, 2019, USCIS began to only accept the...
USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee
Beginning on December 2, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will require an increased fee for premium processing for certain employment-based petitions.
The fee will increase from $1,410 to $1,440 for and . USCIS has stated that the fee increase is reflective of inflation from June 2001 to August...