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June 16, 2023


The U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees.
These fee Visa fee increase picture of a U.S. visa and American flagincreases are effective as of June 17, 2023. 
  • The application fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s [and BCCs]), 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 fee for a treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicant in a specialty occupation (E category) has increased from $205 to $315.   

Other consular fees remain the same, including the waiver of the two-year residency required fee for certain exchange visitors. Applicants who have already paid a 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. 

We are committed to efficient visa processing so international visitors can travel to the United States. Visa application fees are calculated based on the cost of providing the service. More information on how to apply for a visa can be found at ais.usvisa-info.com/en-CY/niv and on travel.state.gov/visas