USCIS to Increase Premium Processing Fee in February 2024

Posted on Jan 19, 2024 by Chris Prescott

On December 27, 2023, USCIS announced the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing. The increase is attributed to the need to adjust for inflation from June 2021 through June 2023.

The revenue generated by the fee increase will help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continue to provide premium processing services, improve adjudication processes, and address demands and backlogs in the adjudication process.

The fee increase will go into effect on Feb. 26, 2024. If USCIS receives a Form I-907 with an incorrect filing fee on or after that date, it will be rejected, and the filing fee will be refunded.

The new fees are as follows:

Form New Fee Previous Fee
Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker $1,685 (H-2B or R-1)

$2,805 (E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, LZ, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1, TN-1, and TN-2)



Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker $2,805 (Employment-based classifications E11, E12, E21, (non-NIW) E31, E32, EW3, E13, and E21 (NIW)) $2,500
Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $1,965 (F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, J-2, E-1, E-2, E-3, L-2, H-4, O-3, P-4, and R-2) $1,750
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization $1,685 (Certain F-1 students with categories C03A, C03B, C03C) $1,500

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