US consulate denies H-1B visa fee hike
Posted on March 31, 2012
He said that by law, the US consulate in every country is required to charge enough to recover the expenses incurred in processing. The department charges $140 (around 7,000) for tourist visas.
Consul officials also said that Chennai was not rejecting more H-1B visa applications. Though the number of applications has dropped marginally compared to last year, it did not signify a change in trend.
“This year, we received 57,218 applications, about 4% less than the number we got last year, but the difference is too small to assume that fewer Indians are travelling,” said Manring.
30 Mar 2012