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DOS final rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services

"This rule adopts without change the interim final rule published in the Federal Register, 75 FR 28188, on May 20, 2010 (Public Notice 7018). Specifically, the rule proposed changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa and border crossing card application...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services

"This rule adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (Public Notice 7068). Specifically, the rule made changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different fees. This rulemaking adopts as final the changes to these...

DOS Final Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services

"This rule adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (Public Notice 7068). Specifically, the rule made changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different fees. This rulemaking adopts as final the changes to these...

Advance Copy of DOS Interim Final Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

"This rule amends the Schedule of Fees for consular services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, border crossing card application processing fees and immigrant visa application processing fees. The rule increases from $140 to $160 the fee charged for the processing of an...

DOS Interim Final Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

"This rule amends the Schedule of Fees for consular services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, border crossing card application processing fees and immigrant visa application processing fees. ... This interim final rule becomes effective April 13, 2012. Written comments...

Associated Press Scoop: DHS 'Preliminary Documents' Reveal Deferred Action Costs

"The Obama administration's new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, [unauthorized] immigrants who otherwise could be deported may cost more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process more than 1 million anticipated requests, according to...

Houston Non-Profit Helps with DACA Fees

"[C]andidates are required to dole out an application fee of $465. Aware of the financial challenge this poses, one Houston nonprofit, Protectors of the Dream, announced on Tuesday its intention to award grants to cover the application fee for 10 to 25 lucky Houston, Texas undocumented applicants...

DOS Fee IFR Goes Final w/o Change

"This rulemaking addresses public comments regarding an Interim Final Rule that makes changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different visa fees. The Department of State adopts the rule as final, without change. ... The rule became effective April 13, 2012...

Nashville Federal Judge Certifies U-Visa for Immigrant Mother Shackled During Labor, Awards $1.18M Attorney Fees & Costs

Here's the U-Visa Certification memo , 9-20-12. Here's the fee & cost memo , 9-20-12. Here's the news article in The Tennessean , 9-20-12. Hats off to Elliott Ozment and the firm of Sherrard & Roe !

Exchange Visitor Program - Fees and Charges - Proposed Rule

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is proposing to revise 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 (EVP) services,...

Are High Naturalization Fees Pricing Out Would-Be Citizens?

" An investment in citizenship and reduction of naturalization fees will strengthen our democracy and will keep the United States economically competitive globally, a group of researchers and immigrant advocates said on a national media call today. A new report — " Nurturing Naturalization...

Advance Copy of 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...

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...

Clarification on L Fees and Reciprocity Fees: FAM Update

"9 FAM 41.54 N14 has been updated to provide clarification regarding how reciprocity fees are affected when consular officers collect anti-fraud fees and border security fees. While this policy was formally laid out in reftel, CA/VO/F/P noticed that the policy was never formally enshrined in the...

Advance Copy of DOS Interim Final Rule: Visa and Citizenship Services Fee Changes

"The Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees, and certain citizenship services fees. More specifically, the rule amends...

DOS Interim Final Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates - Visa and Citizenship Services Fee Changes

"The Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, certain immigrant visa application processing and special visa services fees, and certain citizenship services fees. More specifically, the rule amends...

CORRECTION to new DOS Visa Fee Schedule

"In the Federal Register of August 28, 2014, in Volume 79, No. 167, page 51247, in the DATES section of the document it states the dates the new fees become effective is September 6, 2014, and written comments must be received on or before October 21, 2014. The correct date new fees become effective...

Mexico Helps With DACA Fees

"Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received...

DOS Final Rule: Visa Fee Change

"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 applied or is applying for a border crossing card (the ‘‘reduced...

DOS Fee Rule: Interim Final, Request for Comments

Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates — Passport and Citizenship Services Fee Changes The Department of State amends the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for certain passport fees and citizenship services fees. ......

Research Co. Owes Almost $300K for H-1B Benching, Illegal Fees: Care Worldwide

"ORDERED: 1. Complainants’ Motion For Summary Decision is GRANTED; 2. Respondents will pay Complainant Almonte $134,750 in back wages, plus pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, in accordance with 26 U.S.C. § 6621, less proper withholding; 3. Respondents will pay Complainant Quilario...

Judge Orders Hazleton to Pay $1.4M in Legal Fees, Costs - Lozano v. City of Hazleton

"The city of Hazleton must pay nearly $1.4 million to civil rights attorneys who thwarted the city's immigration law in federal court, U.S. Judge James Munley ruled Tuesday . Munley of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Scranton awarded about half of the $2.84 million...

New Law Increases H-1B and L-1 Petition Fees: USCIS

USCIS, Jan. 12, 2016 - "The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, increases fees for certain H-1B and L-1 petitioners. These petitioners must submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $4,500 for...

USCIS Proposes to Raise Fees 21% (Will We See a 21% Improvement in Service?)

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 86 / Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review, after...