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US passport application fees hiked
March 01, 2005 20:31 IST
United States passport application feesáwill be costlier by $12 from March 8.
L-1 visa applicants will have to pay an additional fee of $500.
Theáchanges are part of new charges for consular services in US diplomatic missions in New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.
The $500 extra for L-1 visa is a 'fraud prevention and detection fee' that hasáto beápaid while submitting papers for theávisa.
Theá$12 surcharge will be used to increase border security by strengthening the security of the passport adjudication process.
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