USCIS Announces Adjusted Premium Processing Fees to Account for Inflation 1/2

Release Date: 12/27/2023

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has introduced a final rule, effective February 26, 2024, detailing an increase in the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing. This adjustment aims to account for inflation, following the guidelines set forth by the USCIS Stabilization Act.

Key Points of the Announcement:

  1. Fee Adjustment Background:
    • The USCIS Stabilization Act initially established current premium processing fees and authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to adjust these fees biennially.
    • After maintaining these fees unchanged for three years post the Act's passage, DHS is now implementing fee adjustments to reflect inflation from June 2021 through June 2023, based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.
  2. Fee Increase Details:
    • Certain premium processing fees will experience increases:
      • From $1,500 to $1,685
      • From $1,750 to $1,965
      • From $2,500 to $2,805
  3. Utilization of Revenue:
    • The additional revenue generated by the fee increase will support various initiatives, including enhancing premium processing services, improving adjudication processes, addressing adjudication demands, reducing benefit request processing backlogs, and funding USCIS adjudication and naturalization services.
  4. Effective Date:
    • The fee change will come into effect on February 26, 2024.
    • Any Form I-907 postmarked on or after this date with an incorrect filing fee will be rejected, and the filing fee will be returned.
    • For filings sent by commercial courier services (such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL), the postmark date is the one reflected on the courier receipt.

This adjustment aligns with the ongoing commitment to ensuring efficient and quality immigration services while addressing the impact of inflation on premium processing fees.

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