The Department of State (DOS) has published a list of proposed changes to the current fees for consular services. One significant change includes an increase from $355 to $720 for immigrant visas for employment-based permanent resident (green card) applications. This is a 103% increase in the fee. Curiously, the comparable fee for family-based permanent resident (green card) applications remains unchanged. At this stage the fee increases are just proposals, but most proposals of this kind eventually go into effect with very few changes.