USCIS Premium Processing Fee Increases

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January 3rd, 2024

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced increases to premium-processing fees effective February 26, 2024.

Premium processing allows for accelerated case review for certain petitions. Premium processing is available for several services, including OPT and STEM OPT extensions, certain Form I-539 applications to extend/change nonimmigrant status and Form I-129 petitions for nonimmigrant employment. The increased fee will be required for all requests postmarked on, or after February 26, 2024. See details below for the most common fees utilized by our international community:

  • Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (OPT/STEM OPT) will increase from $1500 to $1685.
  • Form I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Employee (H-1B, TN, etc.) will increase from $2500 to $2,805.
  • Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status will increase from e is $1750 to $1965.

Please consult with the ISSO if you are unsure which fee will apply to your application/petition before filing as USCIS will not accept requests that are not accompanied by the appropriate fee on the date the request is received. You can find additional details about premium process options here.