USCIS Raises Visa Filing Fees
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced it will increase the I-129 filing fee for a non-immigrant worker-which includes O and P artists visas-from $325 to $460. The new fee becomes effective on December 23, 2016. Earlier this summer, PAA joined a coalition of advocates objecting to a fee increase and calling for improvements to the O and P visa process.
Petitioners should plan for this increased cost for visa applications postmarked on and after December 23, 2016. The Premium Processing Service fee remains $1,225. For more information on fee increases, visit Artists from Abroad.