The Department of State has just reduced the price that it charges for an immigrant visa NVC Fee Bill. The new fee is $345, which is a decrease of $60 from the old rate of $405. It is a steep reduction from a few years ago when the NVC Fee Bill charge was $720.
The new, lower fee is effective on September 12, 2014. Fees that will decrease are not refundable. If you paid a visa fee before September 12, 2014 and that fee decreased, the NVC will not issue a refund.
Many other fees associated with the visa process changed on September 12. Some nonimmigrant visa fees increased. For fees that will increase (nonimmigrant fees only), Visa fees paid will be accepted 90 days after the new fees go into effect.
- If you paid your visa fee before September 12, 2014, and your visa interview is on or before December 11, 2014, you do not have to pay the difference between the new and old fee amounts.
- If you paid your visa fee before September 12, 2014, and your visa interview is on or after December 12, 2014, you will be required to pay the difference between the old and new fee amounts.