USA Visa Fee Increases

Effective 17 June 2023, the U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees. The USDS has increased nearly 15% of nonimmigrant visa fees. 

  • Applicants will have to pay $185 instead of $160 (current NIV fee) for non-petition NIVs such as student and exchange visitor visas (F1) and regular visitor visas or visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s).
  • Applicants applying for certain petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers such as H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories will have to pay $205 instead of $190 (current NIV fee).
  • The application fee under the E category, which is applied to a treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicant in a specialty occupation, has increased from $205 to $315.

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