Visa Fee Changes Outside the U.S. (Consulate or Embassy)


Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa

Previous Fee

New Fee

Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E) $270 $205
Fiancé(e) visas (K) $240 $265
Border Crossing Card (under age 15) $15 $16

Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa

Previous Fee

New Fee

Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications $230 $325
Employment-Based Applications $405 $345
Special Immigrant Visa Applicants (except for Diversity Visa applicants) $220 $205
Determining Returning Resident Status $275 $180
Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement $215 $120
Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically) $88 $120

Citizens’ and Administrative Processing Services

Type of Service

Previous Fee

New Fee

Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship $450 $2,350
Charge for Consular Time (for fee services performed outside of normal business hours or away from the office) $231 $135

Nonimmigrant visa application processing fee

(non-refundable) for all categories below

  • Non-petition-based nonimmigrant visa (except E):  $160.00

Includes (but not limited to), the following visa categories:

B Visitor Visa: Business, Tourism, Medical treatment
C-1 Transiting the United States
D Crewmembers – Airline, Ship
F Student, Academic
I Media and Journalists
J Exchange Visitors
M Students, Vocational
TN/TD NAFTA Professionals
T Victim of Trafficking in Persons
U Victim of Criminal Activity
  • Petition based visa categories: $190.00 

Includes these visa categories:

H Temporary Workers/Employment or Trainees
L Intracompany Transferees
O Persons with Extraordinary Ability
P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers
Q International Cultural Exchange
R Religious Worker
  • E – Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty category visa: $205.00
  • K – Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. citizen category visa: $265.00

Border crossing card fees

  • Border crossing card – age 15 and over (Valid 10 years): $160.00
  • Border crossing card – under age 15; for Mexican citizens if parent or guardian has or is applying for a border crossing card (valid 10 years or until the applicant reaches age 15, whichever is sooner): $16.00

Other Fees

  • L visa fraud prevention and detection fee – for visa applicant included in L blanket petition  (principal applicant only): $500.00
  • Border Security Act fee – for visa applicant included in L blanket petition, where petition indicates subject to fee  (principal applicant only): $2,250.00

Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fees

(non-refundable, per person) 

Employment-based applications (processed on the basis of an approved I-140 or I-526 petition) $345
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