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Immigration Law

DOS Fee Changes

FR Notices to be published on June 15, 2021:

Schedule of Fees for Consular Services – Fee Change for Certain Border Crossing Cards AGENCY: Department of State. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for visa fees. More specifically, the rule amends the Border Crossing Card fee paid by a Mexican citizen under age 15 whose parent or guardian has or is applying for a border crossing card (the “reduced Border Crossing Card fee”). The Department is decreasing this fee in light of the expiration of the authority provided by the Emergency Afghan Allies Extension Act of 2014, which imposed a temporary $1 surcharge on the fees for Machine Readable Visa (MRV) and Border Crossing Card (BCC) application processing, to be deposited into the general fund of the Treasury. This provision required the Department of State to start collecting this surcharge on January 1, 2015, and it expired five and a half years after the first date on which the surcharge was collected, on June 30, 2020. The Department must reduce the reduced Border Crossing Card fee by $1, for a total fee of $15, to continue to collect the legislatively required fee amount of $13 and all remaining applicable surcharges.

Schedule of Fees for Consular Services – Documentary Services Fee AGENCY: Department of State. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This rule adopts as final the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2020. This final rule adjusts the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule of Fees) by incorporating the fee for authentication of a document in the United States into the Schedule of Fees and increasing it from $8 to $20.