USCIS Announces Increase to Premium Processing Fees to Adjust for Inflation

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On Wednesday, December 27th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will increase the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, to adjust for inflation.

The increase will generate an estimated $185 million in revenue, which DHS will use to provide premium processing services; make improvements to adjudications processes; respond to adjudication demands, including reducing benefit request processing backlogs; and otherwise fund USCIS adjudication and naturalization services.

The fee change will go into effect on Feb. 26, 2024. Any Form I-907 postmarked on or after Feb. 26, 2024, must reflect the increased fee amount.

The full table of adjusted fees is:



Previous Fee 

New Fee 

Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker 


H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers

R-1 Nonimmigrant Religious Workers



Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker 



All other Form I-129 classifications



Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker


First Preference (EB1)

E11 Aliens with extraordinary ability (new arrivals)

E12 Outstanding professors or researchers (new arrivals)

E13 Multinational executives or managers (new arrivals)


Second Preference (EB2)

E21 Professionals holding advanced degrees (new arrivals) (NIW and non-NIW)


Third Preference (EB3)

E31 Skilled Workers (new arrivals)

E32 Professionals with bachelor’s degrees (new arrivals)

EW3 Needed unskilled workers (new arrivals)



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


F-1 Academic students

F-2 Spouses and children of F-1

M-1 Vocational Students

M-2 Spouses and children of M-1

J-1 Exchange visitors

J-2 Spouses and children of J-1

E-1 Treaty Traders

E-2 CNMI Investors, Treaty Investors

E-3 Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia

L-2 Spouse and children of L-1

H-4 Spouse and children of H-1B, H-2A, H-2B and H-3

O-3 Spouses and children of O-1 and O-2

P-4 Spouses and children of P-1, P-2 and P-3

R-2 Spouses and children of R-1



Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization 


Certain F-1 students with the following EAD categories:

C03A Pre-Completion of OPT

C03B Post-Completion of OPT

C03C 24-month extension for STEM students




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