USCIS announced in the Federal Register that the fee for premium processing will increase from $1,410 to $1,440. The fee increase will go into effect following a 30 day notice period. H-1B petitions filed under premium processing on or after 12/02/2019 must be accompanied by the new fee.

H-1B requests submitted to the OIS through iHopkins on or after 10/31/2019 will be subject to the new premium processing fee. Cases already in process with an OIS advisor may be subject to the new fee if the case is not complete and ready to file with USCIS by 11/27/2019. If your Department has submitted USCIS filing fees to the OIS in connection with a H-1B case, the OIS advisor assigned to the case will notify you if the new premium processing fee will be required.