When you are applying for any type of visa or U.S. citizenship, you not only have to provide specific documents with your application, but you also have to pay a fee. Each type of visa application has its own fee, with the prices varying depending on the type of visa you are applying for. One of the most frustrating factors to deal with when you are applying for a visa is the duration it takes for that application to be processed, however, there are certain types of visas where you can pay an extra fee for premium processing to accelerate that processing time.
Every two years, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is required to review its fees to determine if adjustments should be made. The last time there was an increase in premium processing fees was in 2016; however, that all changes in February when significant increases take effect. The following is an overview of these increases. For more detailed information about your particular situation, it is best to contact an Illinois immigration lawyer.