Effective April 13, 2012 the Department of State will change some of the visa processing fees.
The fee for nonimmigrant visas H, L, O, P, Q and R will increase from $150 to $190. The fee for B, F, J, and I visas will increase from $140 to $160.
The fee for E-2 fee (investor) visas will decrease from $390 to $270 per person and the fee for F-1 visas fees will decrease from $350 to $240.
Also, the fees for ALL of the immigrant (permanent residence) visas will decrease, some significantly. The fee for an employment based immigrant visa will decrease from $720 to $405. In contrast, the government fee to do an equivalent background check in the U.S. (adjustment of status) is $1,070 per person.
Check out the New Visa Processing Fees table to find out more.