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Immigration Law

DOS Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Fees and Charges

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J–1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program services, in order to recoup the costs incurred by the Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs associated with operating the Exchange Visitor Program. DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective June 13, 2013. ... The following fees are prescribed. (1) For filing an application for program designation and/or redesignation (Form DS–3036)— $3,982.00. (2) For filing an application for exchange visitor status changes (i.e., extension beyond the maximum duration, change of category, reinstatement, reinstatement-update SEVIS status, ECFMG sponsorship authorization, and permission to issue)—$367.00." - Federal Register/ Vol. 78, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 14, 2013.