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Visa Fees Changing - Some are Reduced! - April 12, 2012

As of April 13, visa processing fees levied by the Department of State will change. While many temporary ("non-immigrant") visa fees will increase, all permanent ("immigrant") fees will decrease.

The new schedule is also available here.


Type of Visa

 Previous Fee

 New Fee

Tourist, Business, Transit, Crew Member,Student, Exchange Visitor, and Journalist visas



 Petition-Based visas (H, L, O, P, Q, and R)



 Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E)



 Fiancé(e) visas (K)



 Border Crossing Cards (age 15 and older)



 Border Crossing Cards (under age 15)





Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

 Type of Visa

 Previous Fee

 New Fee

 Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications



 Employment-Based Applications



 Other Immigrant Visa Applications



 Diversity Visa Program Fee



 Determining Returning Resident Status