Immigration Law Change: New $165.00 Immigrant Visa Fee

posted Jan 29, 2013, 6:31 AM by Michael Vosilla

USCIS has announced that as of February 1, 2013, those intending immigrants who receive an immigrant visa package from a U.S. consulate or embassy overseas must pay a new $165.00 immigrant fee in addition to the Department of State application fee.

USCIS has stated that this new fee will cover the costs of production and delivery of the permanent resident card, more commonly known as a “Green Card.” ¬†This fee is to be paid online through the USCIS website after receiving the visa package from the consulate or embassy but before departing for the United States.
More information can be found at the official USCIS website: http://www.uscis.gov/immigrantfee
If you have any questions regarding this new fee, please contact us to set up a a free half-hour legal consultation with one of our immigration lawyers.