29 Aug 2014
The Department of State has amended the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services for some nonimmigrant and immigrant visa application processing fees, and special visa services. The interim final rule will take effect on September 6, 2014; written comments should be submitted by October 21, 2014.
The interim final rule amends the application processing fees for two categories of petition-based nonimmigrant visas and the tiered application processing fees for immigration visas. It also amends the security surcharge for immigrant visa services and the fees for certain immigrant visa services. Finally, the rule raises the application processing fee for the renunciation of U.S. citizenship and lowers the hourly consular officer time charge.