New Fees Schedule Enacted

New Fees Schedule Enacted

For those applying for certain visas and other immigration procedures, you might notice a change in the fees schedule. Some fees have been increased while others have gone down.

Taking place on September 6, 2014, The State Department made certain increases to cover expenses relating to consular services. Both immigrant and nonimmigrant services have seen changes in their fees. Below is a breakdown of what fees have changed and if they went up or down. More information can be found here. Remember to seek the help of an experienced immigration attorney with questions or assistance.

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa Old Fee New Fee
Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E) $270 $205
Fiancé(e) visas (K) $240 $265
Border Crossing Card (under age 15) $15 $16

Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa Old Fee New Fee
Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications $230 $325
Employment-Based Applications $405 $345
Other Immigrant Visa Applications $220 $205
Determining Returning Resident Status $275 $180
Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement $215 $120
Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically) $88 $120

Citizens’ and Administrative Services

Type of Visa Old Fee New Fee
Renunciation of Citizenship $450 $2,350
Charge for Consular Time (for fee services performed outside of normal business hours or away from the office) $231 $135

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