US Nonimmigrant Visa Application Fees to Rise from June 17, 2023

The US Department of State has announced an increase in the nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees, effective from June 17, 2023. The fees for business or tourist visas (B1/B2s and BCCs), student, and exchange visitor visas (F, M, and J visas) will increase from $160 to $185. Fees for temporary worker visas (H, L, O, P, Q, R categories) will rise from $190 to $205, while those for treaty traders, investors, and specialty occupation applicants (nonimmigrant E category) will go up from $205 to $315. Fees paid before June 17, 2023, will be valid until the fee receipt’s expiration. The fee adjustments come after a cost-analysis study using an Activity-Based Costing (ABC) methodology to determine the cost of providing consular services. The changes do not affect other fees like the waiver application for certain exchange visitors, which remains at $120. More information can be found at the Bureau of Consular Affairs website here and on the websites of U.S. embassies and consulates.

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