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 FEE||NEW 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|
|Additional passport visa pages||–||$ 82.00|
|Consular Report of Birth Abroad||$ 65.00||$ 100.00|
|Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship||–||$ 450.00|