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USCIS Introduces Inflation Adjustment to Premium Processing Fees

USCIS Announces Inflation Adjustment to Premium Processing Fees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has declared a final rule outlining an increase in the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, to account for inflation. Effective February 26, 2024, the adjustment reflects the inflation rate from June 2021 through June 2023 according to the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

The premium processing fee increase, mandated by the USCIS Stabilization Act, will impact eligible forms and categories. Specifically, certain premium processing fees will see increments from $1,500 to $1,685, $1,750 to $1,965, and $2,500 to $2,805. The revenue generated from this adjustment will be allocated to enhance premium processing services, improve adjudication processes, address adjudication demands, reduce processing backlogs, and fund USCIS adjudication and naturalization services.

USCIS emphasizes that if Form I-907 is postmarked on or after February 26, 2024, with an incorrect filing fee, it will be rejected, and the filing fee will be returned. The fee adjustments apply to various forms, including Form I-129, Form I-140, Form I-539, and Form I-765. Applicants can only request premium processing for a benefit if USCIS has officially announced its availability for that specific benefit.


Source: USCIS