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On Oct. 24, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an increase in fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The increase will become effective on Dec. 23, 2016. Please reference the fee structure to appropriately budget for applicable costs. It is important to note that current internal processing times to prepare a petition to be sent to USCIS is averaging 8-10 weeks. Any case submitted beyond Oct. 28, 2016 will be charged in accordance to the increased fee structure.

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All petitions (e.g. H1, PR, etc.) are the property of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and there is no requirement that employees be notified of any changes. Petition approvals and documents are the property of the petitioner (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), and not the employee.

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