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Visa Update
Visa Fee Increase Rescheduled to June 17, 2023
May 26, 2023

The increase in certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application fees will go into effect on June 17, 2023, instead of May 30.  Payment services for new visa fees will be suspended on June 16 and will not resume again until June 17.  Please do not attempt to make any visa fee payment on that date.

The application fee for visitor visas for temporary 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 NIVs for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) has increased from $190 to $205.  The application fee for a treaty trader or treaty investor (E category) visa applicant 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 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 additional fees as a result of this fee increase.

For more information or updates on fees for visa services, please monitor our website at travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fees/fees-visa-services.html.