USCIS announced on Friday, October 16, 2020 that it would increase the fee for Premium Processing effective October 19, 2020. The full announcement is available on the USCIS website.

As the fee is effective immediately, cases already in process with an OIS advisor are subject to the new fee. If your Department has submitted USCIS filing fees to the OIS in connection with an H-1B case, please contact the OIS advisor assigned to the case. You will need to request a new check from Accounts Payable for $2,500 and take the necessary steps to void the previously issued check for $1,440. To assist Departments, our Memo for Accounts Payable has been updated to reflect the new fee amount.