USCIS Announces Premium Processing Fee Increase

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced a final rule that will result in an increase in the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing. This adjustment in fees is aimed at accommodating inflation rates and ensuring adequate funding for various USCIS services.

The premium processing fees were established under the USCIS Stabilization Act, with provisions allowing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make biennial adjustments based on inflation rates. Despite maintaining these fees unchanged for three years following the Act’s passage, DHS is now increasing the fees to reflect inflation rates measured from June 2021 to June 2023 using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

The adjusted premium processing fees will see certain categories change from $1,500 to $1,685, $1,750 to $1,965, and $2,500 to $2,805, respectively.

Here is full table of the adjusted fees:

USCIS Announces Premium Processing Fee Increase

[From the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services]

The revenue generated from this fee increase will be utilized to enhance premium processing services, improve adjudication processes, address the backlog in processing benefit requests, and fund various USCIS adjudication and naturalization services.

Effective from February 26, 2024, the fee change will come into effect. USCIS emphasizes that any Form I-907 received with the incorrect filing fee postmarked on or after February 26, 2024, will be rejected, and the filing fee will be returned. For submissions through commercial couriers like UPS, FedEx, or DHL, the postmark date will be determined by the date on the courier receipt.

Immigrants seeking to utilize premium processing services after this date should be aware of the fee adjustments and ensure that the correct filing fee accompanies their Form I-907 to avoid rejection or delays in processing.

It’s important for immigrants navigating the U.S. immigration system to stay informed about such changes and to consider these adjustments when planning and budgeting for their immigration processes. USCIS remains committed to providing efficient services while maintaining transparency in fee structures and processes. For further guidance or clarification, individuals are encouraged to refer to USCIS resources or seek assistance from legal experts familiar with immigration procedures.

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