Proposed Fee Increase Will Go Into Effect Summer 2010by system
Those affected by the fee increase would be U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who wish to bring immediate relatives into the country. The proposed increase for these applications will be $420 from $355. Fees for applications for H-1B, L and O visas would rise slightly and the fee for processing a green card would increase to $965 from $930 plus $85 for required electronic fingerprints.
Other increased fee for a foreigner seeking to earn the right to live in the U.S. by investing at least $500,000 and creating at least 10 jobs under a program known as EB-5 would rise to $1,500 from $1,435. However, another fee associated with the program which must be paid about two years later would jump to $3,750 from $2,850.