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The new application fees for U.S. visitor visas and other NIVs

The U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application fees. These fee increases are effective as of June 17, 2023. 

  • The application fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s), and other non-petition based NIVs such as student and exchange visitor visas, has increased from $160 to $185.  
  • The application fee for certain petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) has increased from $190 to $205. 
  • The application fee for a treaty trader, treaty investor, and Australian  specialty occupation worker (E category) has increased from $205 to $315.  

Other consular fees remain the same, including the fee for waiver of the two-year residency requirement for certain exchange visitors. Applicants who have already paid a visa application fee that is currently valid and non-expired, but who have not yet appeared for their visa interview or are waiting for their case to be processed, will not be charged any additional fees.