H1B Premium Processing Fees Increase

USCIS announced the premium processing fees will increase, effective Oct. 19 2020, for H-1B, L-1 and also immigrant visa petitions to $2,500.

The Premium Processing allows petitioners to pay an additional filing fee to expedite the adjudication of certain forms, generally within 15 days.

This is a sharp increase for Form I-907, requesting for Premium Processing, for all petitioners filing for form I-129 nonimmigrant worker petitions, including H, L, O, P and R petitions, and certain Form I-140 immigrant worker petitions.


Case Processing Time Processing Fee
Form I-140 EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 petitions 15 calendar days $2500
Form I-140 EB-1 Multinational Manager

Form I-140 EB-2 National Interest Waiver

Form I-140 EB-2 Physician

45 Days $2500
Form I-129 Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions(H1B,L1) 15 calendar days $2500
Form I-539 Change/Extension of Status for E, H, L, O, P and R Dependents 30 Days $1750
Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization 30 Days $1750

Case types already accepted under the premium processing program must include the higher processing fee of $2,500 if postmarked on or after October 19.

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