|USCIS has published a Final Rule that significantly alters the filing fee schedule. Changes, which include fee adjustments, adding new fees, introducing new forms, lengthening of the premium processing timeline, among others, are scheduled to go into effect on October 2, 2020.|
Below, please find a summary of changes for most common types of immigration processes that will impact employers and employees. For a full list of changes, please review the Final Rule.
|MT RecommendationsConsider these adjustments for your current and future immigration budgetReview the green card sponsorship policy and budget and decide whether to cover the cost of EAD/AP for employees with nonimmigrant visa optionsReview the dependent family sponsorship policyInform recruiters and hiring managers regarding the change in premium processing timeline, which may impact the onboarding timeline for new hires (e.g. H-1B, O-1) who wish to secure an approval before joining a new company.|