US Embassy News (Barbados & Eastern Caribbean) – New Consular Fees in Effect on July 13, 2010

Please note, that the fee changes listed below do include the non-immigrant visa (NIV)fee changes of June 4, 2010, which were announced in our notice of May 25, 2010. Hence, there is no further change to the NIV fees as announced then.

Please note, that the fee changes listed below do include the non-immigrant visa (NIV) fee changes of June 4, 2010, which were announced in our notice of May 25, 2010. Hence, there is no further change to the NIV fees as announced then.

On June 28, 2010, the Department of State published its Schedule of Fees for Consular Services in the Federal Register.

The schedule includes fees for passports, immigrant visas and other consular services. The changes will take effect on July 13, 15 days after publication in the Federal Register. The revised fees will cover actual operating expenses for the 301 overseas consular posts, 23 domestic passport agencies and other centers that provide these consular services to U.S. and foreign citizens.

The 27 adjusted fees are based on a Cost of Service Study completed by the Bureau of Consular Affairs in June 2009. The study, which was the most detailed and exhaustive ever conducted by the Department of State, established the true cost of providing these consular services, which by law must be recovered through collection of fees.

Under the new fee schedule, passport and other Consular fees are set as follows (or click HERE for personal PDF to print):

NEW CONSULAR FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2010

CURRENT FEE

NEW FEE

USD

New Fee

BDS

Non-Immigrant Visa Fees*
Nonimmigrant visa application

$ 131.00

$ 140.00

$ 283.00

1.   H, L, O, P and R categories

$ 131.00

$ 150.00

$ 303.00

2.   E Visas

$ 131.00

$ 390.00

$ 788.00

3.   K Visa

$ 131.00

$ 350.00

$ 707.00

4.   BCC Adult

$ 131.00

$ 140.00

$ 283.00

Immigrant Visa Fees
IV Application Processing Fee
1.   Family-based immigrant visa

$ 355.00

$ 330.00

$ 667.00

2.   Employment-based immigrant visa

$ 355.00

$ 720.00

$ 1454.00

3.   Other immigrant visas (SIVs, DVs, etc.)

$ 355.00

$ 305.00

$ 616.00

IV Security Surcharge

$   45.00

$   74.00

$ 149.00

Diversity Visa Lottery surcharge

$  375.00

$ 440.00

$ 889.00

Domestic review of Affidavit of Support

$    70.00

$   88.00

$ 178.00

Determining Returning Resident Status

$  400.00

$ 380.00

$ 768.00

Passport Fees
Passport Book – adult

$ 100.00**

$ 135.00**

$ 273.00**

Passport Book – minor

$  85.00**

$ 105.00**

$ 212.00**

Passport Book Renewal – Adult

$ 75.00

$ 110.00

$ 222.00

Additional passport visa pages

$  82.00

$ 166.00

Passport Card – Adult

$  45.00**

$  55.00**

$ 111.00**

Passport Card – Child

$  35.00**

$  40.00**

$ 81.00**

Consular Report of Birth Abroad

$  65.00

$  100.00

$ 202.00

Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship

$  450.00

$ 909.00

File Search and Verification of U.S. Citizenship

$  60.00

$  150.00

$ 303.00

Overseas Citizens Services
Disposition/Shipment of Remains of a non-U.S. Citizen

$265.00 + expenses

$200.00 + expenses

$ 404.00+

expenses

Documentary Services
Notarials, Certifications of True Copies, Authentications, provision of Department of State records

$ 30.00 (first),
20.00 (addt’l)

$ 50.00

$ 101.00

Judicial Services
Processing Letters Rogatory & FSIA

$ 735.00

$ 2,275.00

$ 4596.00

Taking Depositions or Executing Commissions:

1.   Scheduling/Arranging Depositions

$ 475.00

$ 1,283.00

$ 2592.00

2.   Attending or Taking Depositions

$ 265.00/hr + expenses

$ 309.00/hr + expenses

$ 624.00/hr+

Expenses

3.   Swearing in Witnesses

$ 265.00/hr + expenses

$ 231.00/hr + expenses

$ 467.00/hr+

expenses

4.   Supervising Telephone Depositions

$ 265.00/hr + expenses

$ 231.00/hr + expenses

$ 467.00/hr+

expenses

5.   Providing Seal and Certification

$ 70.00

$ 415.00

$ 838.00

Administrative Services
Consular Time Charges (per hour)

$ 265.00

$ 231.00

$ 467.00

*New NIV fees were instituted June 4, 2010.

**This includes a $25 Execution fee not retained by Department of State.

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