SM Krishna to meet Clinton on Oct 1; hike in Visa fee on agenda

New York: The issue of US visa fee hike, which has hurt several Indian IT firms, is expected to come up for discussion when External Affairs Minister S M Krishna meets US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here on Monday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.

India has “consistently” taken up the issue of the visa fee hike with the US and the issue will figure in talks between Krishna and Clinton, official sources told PTI here.

The US had raised visa fee in 2010 to fund its enhanced costs on securing border with Mexico under the Border Security Act.

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