The DOS is working to publish notice of new visa application fees with an anticipated effective date of January 1, 2008. Nonimmigrant visa fees are slated to increase from $100 to $131, and immigrant visa fees may go up by $20 or more. Individuals planning to apply for visas at U.S. Consulates abroad during the holidays are advised to carefully confirm applicable fees and procedures as these are subject to change at short notice.