USCIS Announces Inflation Increase for Premium Processing Fees 

On December 28, 2023, the USCIS announced that premium processing (PP) fees for the Form I-129 will increase from $2,500 to $2,805. The change primarily impacts UCSF's employment-based H-1B population. 


H-1B visa requests (requiring premium processing) submitted in PCMA on or after January 3, 2024 will be subject to the new premium processing fee of $2,805. This will ensure that HR and ISSO submit H-1B petitions with the correct USCIS premium processing fee. 

If ISSO has already received a premium processing fee check with the current fee and the increased premium processing fee is required, ISSO will reach out to campus stakeholders to request the increased fee. 

For case specific questions, please contact the following H-1B advisers:

  • Chris Flores for Specialist, Researcher, Faculty and all other non-postdoc appointments
  • Matthew Loehrer for Postdoctoral Scholar appointments