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USCIS Proposes Fee Increase

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is considering an increase to the filing fee for an I-29 petition for O or P artists visas, making it more costly to apply for the required visas for foreign guest artists. The current fee is $325 and the proposed fee is $425. This proposed increase does not affect the Premium Processing Service fee.

The Performing Arts Visa Working Group, of which PAA is a member, submitted comments to USCIS opposing the steep fee increase and asking for improvements to the O and P visa process such as reduced processing times for petitions and improved reliability and consistency with petition adjudication. You can read the complete comments here.