USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee Sep01

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...

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USCIS Issues Request For Evidence Challenging a Permanent Labor Certification Sep11

USCIS Issues Request For Evidence Challenging a Permanent Labor Certification

Our offices received a copy of a recent Request for Evidence (RFE) for a I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers that appears to signal a change in adjudication practices for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). When a foreign national’s employer seeks to file an employment-based I-140 Immigrant Pe...

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USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee Nov01

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...

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USCIS Announces Suspension of Premium Processing Mar20

USCIS Announces Suspension of Premium Processing

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 20, 2020 that premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions will be immediately suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

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Immigration Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mar20

Immigration Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in several recent changes that will impact immigration policy in the United States. . The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 20, 2020 that premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions will be immediately susp...

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USCIS Announces Premium Processing Will Resume May29

USCIS Announces Premium Processing Will Resume

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin resuming premium processing for  and . Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept  for all eligible Form I-140 petitions. Effective June 8, USCIS will accept premium processing requests for: H-1B petition...

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USCIS Adjusting Fees Effective October 2, 2020 Jul31

USCIS Adjusting Fees Effective October 2, 2020

On July 31, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests. The final rule is effective October 2, 2020. Any application, petition, or request postmarked on or after this date is required to include payment that matches the adjusted ...

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