Submitted by Juanno on Fri, 2012/04/13 - 21:13.
As of the 16th April, the non-immigrant visa goes from U.S. $ 140 to $ 160. However, a new procedure for payment and appointment scheduling has also been introduced for tourism, transit, business, students and medical treatment.
Under the new procedure, the visa application process includes the payment of $ 12 for the telephone appointment scheduling service and the $ 7 passport return fee. Therefore, the increase is really only $1. The new online or mobile phone system allows the applicant to select their own date and time for their interview. Previously only a land line could be used.