In a Federal Register Notice released today, the Department of State announced a new fee structure for cases to be processed at consulates and embassies abroad.
Presently, DOS processes all Immigrant Visas (family based or employment based) at a fee of $355 per person. The new proposed system will be a 4-tiered fee structure with a lower fee for family based immigrant visas ($330) and a significantly higher fee for employment based immigrant visas ($720). Other rates will apply to self-petitioned cases and humanitarian cases.
In family based cases, the Affidavit of Support review fee is proposed to go from $70 to $88.
The Notice does not include an increase in nonimmigrant visa application fees, which are currently $131 USD.
To read the Notice in its entirety, please visit: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-2816.pdf