The state department has issued a proposed rule that will see processing fees on certain non-immigrant visas increase in 2022. They say these increases will bring the fees more in line with the cost of the government providing these services.
The majority of non-immigrant visa categories will be affected and, if approved, the new fees will go into force sometime before September 2022. Comments on the proposal are being accepted before February 28, 2022.
Main Fee Updates (Proposed; USCIS fees only)
|Visa Type||Proposed Fee||Current Fee||Increase|
|Petition-based non-immigrant visa e.g. H, L, O, P, Q Categories||$310||$190||63%|
|Non-petition based non-immigrant visa (except E category)||$245||$160||53%|
|Border Crossing Card||$245||$160||53%|
Do you have any questions or concerns about these proposed fee updates? Get in touch with our team today to book a consultation and see how this might affect your immigration application.
© Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC 2021. The above text is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice.