Effective September 12, fees for certain consular services, including visa applications and the renunciation of U.S. citizenship, are being changed to better reflect actual processing costs to U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide.
Fees for family-based and fiancé(e) immigrant visas will increase, while fees for employment-related immigrant visas will decrease. Fees for the Visitors’ Visa (B1/B2) have not changed.
Fees for family-based immigrant visas, commonly known as “filings,” will increase from US$230 to US$325. These include immigrant visa petitions filed by family members in the U.S., such as spouses, parents, adult children, and siblings.
Fiancé(e) visas, known as “K” visas, will increase from US$240 to US$265. Employment-based immigrant visa petitions, however, will decrease from the current US$405 to US$345.