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US Visa Fees increase

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2007 | 12:50 PM

The United States visa application fee will be increased from US $100 to US $131 effective January 1, 2008.



According to the US embassy, fees already paid will not be affected if a visa interview is scheduled before January 31, 2008.



Persons who have interviews scheduled after January 31, 2008 will be required to pay the additional amount.



The fee for immigrant visa will also be increased from US $335 to US $355.



The Embassy says the fees have been increased in a bid to recover associated security and enhancement costs for the non-immigrant visa application process.