Posted: April 4th, 2012 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: National News | Tags: Diversity Immigrant Visa, Immigration, Permanent residence (United States), State Department, United States Department of State | No Comments »
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.
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Attorney P. Christopher Jaensch received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the University of Florida. While at UF, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society and Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.
Mr. Jaensch is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Sarasota Bar Association. He has served as President of the Sarasota-Manatee International Trade Club and served as Regional Vice Chair, Tampa Bay, for the Central Florida Chapter of AILA. He was a member of City of Sarasota Charter Review Committee and has been active in several local organizations, including the influential Laurel Park Neighborhood Association in downtown Sarasota.
Mr. Jaensch has over 18 years of experience in the field of immigration and nationality law and focuses his practice on four primary categories (a) investors and entrepreneurs, (b) business executives, managers and professionals, (c) amateur and professional athletes and coaches and (d) performing artists and immigrants with extraordinary ability.
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