Earlier this month, the DOS announced a reduction in the fee bill price for immigrant visa applications. Some nonimmigrant visa fee charges increased. Their initial reports indicated that new fees would go into effect on June 27, 2012.
The DOS has now announced that the new reduced visa fee bill price is in effect starting today, April 13, 2012. The DOS will not refund any fees paid at the old, higher rate. Nonimmigrants who have already paid their lower rate have until July 12, 2012 to have their interview. Any nonimmigrants who have their interview after July 12, 2012 will be invoiced for the difference between the two rates.