US Visa Fee Changes Now Final

Patrick F. Kennedy, Undersecretary of State for Management, Department of State issued the final rule increasing the fees that U.S. visa applicants would have to pay for consular services.


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US Visa Fee Changes Now Final
Written by Crispin Aranda.
Posted on February 1, 2012

The interim rule was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010.

  • Passport Book Application Services for Applicants Age 16 or Over (including renewals): from $55 to $70
  • Additional Passport Visa Pages: from $0 to $82
  • Passport Book Security Surcharge (Enhanced Border Security Fee) from $20 to $40
  • File Search and Verification of U.S. Citizenship: from $60 to $150
  • Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States: from $65 to $100
  • Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship: from $0 to $450*
  • Passport Card Application Services for Applicants Age 16 or Over (including renewals): from $20 to $30
  • Passport Card Application Services for Applicants Under Age 16: from $10 to $15
  • Making arrangements for a Deceased Non-U.S. Citizen Family Member: from a charge of Consular time spent on the service, previously $265 an hour plus expenses to $200 plus expenses
  • Immigrant Visa Application for Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications: from $355 to $330
  • Immigrant Visa Application for Employment-Based Applications: from $355 to $72
  • Immigrant Visa Application for Other Visa Classes: from $355 to $305
  • Diversity Visa Program Fee: from $375 to $440
  • Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically): from $70 to $88
  • Determining Returning Resident Status: from $400 to $380
  • Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge: from $45 to $74
  • Providing Notarial Service: First service (seal): from $30 to $50
  • Providing Notarial Service: Each additional seal: from $20 to $50
  • Certification of a True Copy or That No Record of an Official File Can be Located: First copy: from $30 to $50
  • Certification of a True Copy or That No Record of an Official File Can be Located: Each additional copy: from $20 to $50
  • Provision of Documents, Certified Copies of Documents, and Other Certifications by the Department of State (domestic): from $30 to $50
  • Authentications (by posts abroad): from $30 to $50
  • Processing Letters Rogatory and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act 275(FSIA) Judicial Assistance Cases: from $735 to $2,275
  • Scheduling/Arranging Appointments for Depositions: from $475 to, $1,283
  • Attending or Taking Depositions, or Executing Commissions to Take Testimony: from $265 per hour plus expenses to $309 per hour plus expenses
  • Providing Seal and Certification of Depositions: from $70 to $415
  • Consular Time Charges: from $265 to $231

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About the Author

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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