A recent update on the official website of the US Embassy, New Delhi indicates that with effect from November 2, 2009, the exchange rate will be revised to Rs. 48 to one US$ from the existing Rs. 50. Effectively, the nonimmigrant visa application fee will be Rs. 6,288/-. The VFS service fee of Rs. 374/- per passport remains unchanged. This change in exchange rate also affects all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa fees. This is the fifth consular exchange rate revision in 2009.
Applicants who paid the visa application fee prior November 2, 2009 and obtained a HDFC receipt, reflecting a payment of Rs. 6,550/- may note that these receipts will continue to be honored.
More information on this can be found here. We recommend that US visa applicants visit the website of the respective Consulate or the website of VFS for latest information on fees and application procedure prior to applying.