Premium processing charge hike for H-1B visas in power from October 19

MUMBAI: The US Citizenship and Immigration Companies (USCIS) on Friday introduced that it’ll enhance premium processing charges for H-1B visas from October 19.
As TOI had reported earlier, the Invoice – H.R. 8337, signed by US President Donald Trump additionally enabled the immigration company to cowl new classes of visas beneath the premium processing route.
As of now, USCIS has merely introduced the rise in premium processing charges for H-1B visas from $1,440 to $2,500. Beneath it, the visa software type will likely be adjudicated inside fifteen days.
Introduction of premium processing for dependant visas similar to H4 (dependants of H-1B visa holders) and for employment authorisation paperwork (EAD), which permits sure classes of spouses of H-1B staff to be employed (or self-employed) seems to be on the backburner.
A launch by USCIS states that it has been empowered to develop premium processing to further varieties and profit requests, however it’s not but taking that motion. β€œAny enlargement of premium processing to different varieties, will likely be applied as offered within the laws.”

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