Department of State: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates
GAO-10-1026R: Aug 24, 2010
GAO reviewed the Department of State's (Department) new rule on the schedule of fees for consular services. GAO found that (1) the interim final rule adjusts the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services. The adjustment is based on an independent cost of service study's findings that the United States is not fully covering its costs for providing these services under the current fee structure; and (2) the Department complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.