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New U.S. Consular Fees Take Effect September 6, 2014

A new schedule for U.S. Consular fees will take effect on September 6, 2014. Some employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa fees will be lowered, while H-1B and L-1 fees will remain the same.  Fees for renunciation of U.S. Citizenship will increase significantly.

Select Fee Schedule Impacting Employers:

 Matter  New Fee  Old Fee
 E Non-Immigrant Visa Application  $205  $270
 K Financé(e)/Spouse Visa Application  $265  $240
 Waiver of J-1 Two-Year  Home Country Residency Requirement  $120  $215
 Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Application  $345  $405
 Family-Based Immigrant Visa Application  $325  $230
 Returning Resident Immigrant Visa Application  $205  $220
 Renunciation of US Citizenship  $2,350  $450


Employers and applicants submitting applications after September 6, 2014 should ensure they remit the correct fee.  If you have any questions about these fee changes, or about your particular circumstances, please contact Green and Spiegel LLP.