From November 13, 2006, all United States consular sections in India, due to the
recent rise in value of the rupee against the dollar, will adjust the consular
exchange rate from Rs. 48 to the dollar to Rs. 46 to the dollar.
This rate change is effective for all rupee-denominated costs of applying for
visas and passports, including the nonimmigrant visa application fee paid at HDFC
branch banks prior to the scheduling of visa appointments. The new application
fee for nonimmigrant visas is Rs. 4,600. This does not include HDFC or VFS processing
fees. For those visa categories requiring the payment of the issuance fee, the
new fee is Rs. 2,300. Only bank drafts for the exact amount required on the day
an application is submitted will be accepted.