Effective October 2, 2020 employers and immigrant workers can expect changes when filing employment-based petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Employers will see higher government filing fees, different versions of forms, and changes to the premium processing program.

New Fees

On average, fees will increase approximately 20% for immigration filings. To view all

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will increase the premium processing fee for certain employment-based petitions, beginning on December 2, 2019.

Premium processing is an optional service provided to petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker that allows petitioners to request 15-day processing

Happy Friday before the Super Bowl that should have seen the Saints playing the Patriots.  Check out this week’s Compliance News Flash with blurbs about:

  • E-Verify and what employers need to do now that it is again operational.
  • The Form I-9 and tools to assist with determining if documents presented are acceptable.
  • The CFPB and