DOS announces increased fees
A new fee structure has been announced by the Department of State for cases that are processed at U.S. embassies and consulates. The current fee is a flat rate of $355 per person plus a machine readable visa fee of $45 (for a total of $400) for employment or family-based Immigrant Visas. In the new four-tiered system, family-based visas would be relatively unchanged at $330 plus $45, but employment-based visa processing would jump to $720 plus $45. Self-petitioned and humanitarian cases would have various other rates.
According the the Notice by the DOS, non-immigrant visa application fees would stay the same at $131 USD. There appears to be no fee increase for non-immigrant visa applications at this time.
Click here to read the DOS Notice.