In addition to fees associated with immigrant visa applications charged by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), a new immigrant fee has been implemented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Beginning February 1, 2013, individuals who have been issued immigrant visas (“green cards”) by the DOS and are applying for admission to the United States will need to pay a $165 Immigrant Visa Department of Homeland Security Domestic Processing Fee.

For the specifics and practical implications of the new fee, click here.


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