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Fast Track Visa Processing Fee Increases by $1,000 on Oct. 19

Oct. 16, 2020, 6:30 PM

Employers hoping to fast-track visa processing will have to pay a $2,500 fee for the service starting Oct. 19, up from the current price of $1,440.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday that premium processing changes will go into effect Monday for all visa filings except H-2B seasonal guest workers and R-1 religious workers. The change was part of an appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump on Oct. 1.

Premium processing allows employers to obtain USCIS adjudication in 15 days or less. The agency had paused the fast-track option in March...

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