Department of State Announces New Visa Application Processing Fees: Changes Effective September 12, 2014

Effective September 6, 2014, the schedule of fees for Consular Services (Schedule) will be amended.  These changes are applicable to certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees, and certain citizenship services fees.

The most noteworthy and significant changes for IBLF clients include Immigrant Visa processing, the fees for family-sponsored immigrants and the domestic review of an Affidavit of Support will increase while all other immigrant and special visa processing fees will decrease.

Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fees:

  • Family-Based Visa (immediate relative and family preference, processed on the basis of an approved I-130, I-600 or I-800 petition) will increase from $230 to $325.
  • Employment-Based Visa (processed on the basis of an approved I-140 alien worker or I-526 alien entrepreneur petition) will decrease from $405 to $345.
  • Other Immigrant Visa applications (including for I–360 self-petitioners, special immigrant visa applicants and all others) will have an application processing fee of $205, down from $220.
  • Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically) will increase from $88 to $120

For the complete list of the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services or to find answers to your questions about the changes please visit the Department of State’s website.

Need to know how these changes may apply to your circumstances?  Need help having your case filing prepared?  Contact an experienced IBLF immigration attorney today (202) 296-1111, Toll Free (800) 844 - IBLF (800 - 844 - 4253) or Contact Us on the web.