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Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increase
May 24, 2023

Effective June 17, 2023, there will be an increase to certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) processing fees.

  • The fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s), and other non-petition-based NIVs, such as student and exchange visitor visas (F, M and J categories), will increase from $160 to $185.
  • The fee for certain petition-based NIVs for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) will increase from $190 to $205.
  • The fee for treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicants in a specialty occupation (E category) will increase from $205 to $315.
  • If you have already paid the lower fee, your payment is valid for 365 days from the date a receipt was issued for your payment. You must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application within 365 days of your payment. You will not have to pay a fee difference.

Additional fee information can be found on https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fees/fees-visa-services.html