The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has changed the policy on work visa issuance for Mexican citizens. Starting February 22, 2010, any Mexican citizen applying for H-1B, H-2B, E-1, E-2, TN or L-1 work visas will receive a one-year validity period only. The policy came about after Mexico decided to raise its visa fees for U.S. citizens coming into its country. In response, the DOS removed the multi-year visa approval options from Mexico. This change applies to Mexican citizens seeking to come to the U.S. and Mexicans already in the U.S. seeking work visa renewals after February 22, 2010.