Friday, August 29, 2014

​DOS to Amend Certain Consular Processing Fees

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the Department of State (DOS) ruled to amend the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services in connection with certain nonimmigrant visa application fees, immigrant visa application fees, and citizenship application fees.  The security surcharge for immigrant visa services will also be amended, as will the fee for renunciation of U.S. citizenship.  The ruling comes in light of a recent Cost of Service study, with the aim of ensuring that the fees for consular services better align with the costs of providing those services.  The new fees are scheduled to take effect on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  For a complete listing of the new proposed fee schedule, please see Volume 79, No. 167 of the Federal Register.

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