When applicants apply for visas abroad they need to pay a fee for the visa and sometimes additional fees for reciprocity. Well, the cost of such fees will increase next year so it seems.
DOS published an Interim Final Rule raising the fee charged for processing of immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications, as well as Border Crossing Cards at consulates. The rule is effective January 1, 2008 and comments are due February 29, 2008. All applications before that date are subject to the old fee.