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DOS Increases Fees for Immigrant Visas & American Citizen Services

I previously reported on fee increases by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for nonimmigrant visas effective June 4, 2010.

Now, DOS has also issued an interim final rule increasing fees for immigrant visas and certain American Citizen Services, effective July 13. DOS justifies the changes by citing an independent cost of service study’s findings that the U.S. Government is not fully covering its costs for providing these services.

Here are the changes for the most common fees:

NEW CONSULAR FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2010
 PRIOR FEENEW FEE
Immigrant Visa Fees
IV Application Processing Fee  
   Family-based immigrant visa$ 355.00$ 330.00
   Employment-based immigrant visa$ 355.00$ 720.00
   Other immigrant visas (SIVs, DVs, etc.)$ 355.00$ 305.00
IV Security Surcharge$ 45.00$ 74.00
Domestic (NVC) review of Affidavit of Support$  70.00$ 88.00
Determining Returning Resident Status$ 400.00$ 380.00
Passport Fees
Additional passport visa pages$ 82.00
Consular Report of Birth Abroad$ 65.00$  100.00
Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship$ 450.00

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