CONSULAR FEE CHANGES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
The Department of State published an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on August 28, 2014 announcing fee changes for certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications, immigrant visa (IV) applications, administrative and citizens’ services. The new fees will become effective 15 days after the rule was published, which will be on September 12, 2014.
For Immigrant Visa processing, the fees for family-sponsored immigrants and the domestic review of an Affidavit of Support will increase while all other immigrant and special visa processing fees will decrease.
Likewise, the fee for K or Fiancé(e) visas, a non-immigrant visa category processed by the Immigrant Visa Unit, will increase.
Additional information on these fee changes may be found on the Department of State’s website, http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/fees-visa-services.html.
Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees
TYPE OF VISA
Fiancé(e) visas (K)
Immigrant Visa Processing Fees
TYPE OF VISA
Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications
Other Immigrant Visa Applications
Determining Returning Resident Status
Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement
Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically)
INCREASE IN MEDICAL EXAMINATION FEES
Beginning October 1, 2014, St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC), the Embassy’s accredited medical facility, will increase the medical examination fee for adult applicants by US$22. The new medical exam fees will be US$245 for adults. There is no increase of medical fees for children 14 years of age or younger. Fee will remain at US$185.
The fees must be paid in Philippine pesos. The rate of exchange in determining the above US dollar fees in pesos shall be the rate used by the Embassy for the collection of the consular fees.