The Department of State has reported that it will be opening two new U.S. Consulates in Brazil. The new consulates will be located in Horizonte and Porto Alegre.
The Department of State announced that it raised non-immigrant visa application fees as of April 13, 2012. Consular fees for most employment-based visas, such as, H1 B, H2, L, O and P have increased to $190. Visa fees for visitor, student, journalist and many other visa types are now $160. Fees for E visas are $270 and fees for fiancée visas are $240.