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#1 Randy W

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:33 AM


Why are the fees for immigrant visas decreasing?
For the first time, the cost-of-service model calculated services performed on behalf of other federal agencies, allowing the Department of State to seek reimbursement under the Economy Act. This has had a considerable impact on our costs when processing immigrant visas, because much of this work intersects with the USCIS immigration process.

Furthermore, we expect the cost of processing immigrant visas to remain stable, while the volume will increase, leading to lower costs in the short term. As a result, immigrant visa processing fees have decreased.

 

These links are no longer active:


http://beijing.usemb...-visa-fees.html

http://guangzhou.use...rg.cn/fees.html
 

April, 2017 - K-visa fee is now $265, CR/IR fee is $325

 

Check here for current fees - non-immigrant fee link is updated to http://www.ustraveld...visafeeinfo.asp

 

Immigrant visa fee link is https://travel.state...a-services.html


Edited by Randy W, 26 April 2017 - 05:51 AM.


#2 dnoblett

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

Yep I see the reduction in fees also on DOS site: http://travel.state...._1263.html#perm

CR/IR Fee was $404, now $230 (Reduction of $174) I see the $74 security fee has been dropped.
K-Visa Fee was $350 now $240 (Reduction of $110)

Unusual to see the .GOV actually reduce a fee cost.

#3 Randy W

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:43 AM

Why are the fees for immigrant visas decreasing?
For the first time, the cost-of-service model calculated services performed on behalf of other federal agencies, allowing the Department of State to seek reimbursement under the Economy Act. This has had a considerable impact on our costs when processing immigrant visas, because much of this work intersects with the USCIS immigration process.

Furthermore, we expect the cost of processing immigrant visas to remain stable, while the volume will increase, leading to lower costs in the short term. As a result, immigrant visa processing fees have decreased.


http://beijing.usemb...-visa-fees.html

http://guangzhou.use...rg.cn/fees.html


K-visa fee is now $240, CR/IR fee is $230


Just wait until the USCIS discovers THEIR costs have increased all of a sudden.

#4 david_dawei

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

Thanks Randy... Pinning.

#5 ChrisandZhiJia

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:42 AM

I noticed that the information here is a little outdated, As of Feb 1, 2013 the K-1 Visa fee is $265



#6 dnoblett

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:52 AM

Yes the fees are:

Spouse visa application fee for DS-260 is $325
And K-1 Visa fee is $265

http://travel.state....a-services.html

This is paid to DOS to:

  • NVC (When I-130 is filed in the states),
  • Consulate before interview (When I-130 for spouse visa is filed DCF to consulate in China)
  • CITIC Bank (For K-1 visas)



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