There is a new fee of $165.00 for Consular Processed Immigrant Visa (green card) appointments, effective February 1, 2013. This fee will not apply to I-485, Applications for Adjustment of Status. Applicants will pay online through the USCIS website after they receive their visa package from Department of State and before they depart for the United States.
The DOS will provide applicants with specific information on how to submit payment when they attend their consular interview. The new fee is in addition to NVC fees charged by DOS associated with an individual’s immigrant visa application.
The USCIS has set up a dedicated webpage to handle the payment of the immigrant Visa Fee.