Some U.S. Visa and Consular Processing Fees to Change on September 12, 2014

Effective September 12, 2014 some non-immigrant and immigrant visa application fees for certain categories will change. Please note that there will be no change in visitor (Business, Tourism, and Medical Treatment), student, or exchange visitor visa fees.  They are and will remain $160 per applicant.

The visa types that will be affected by this change are:

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa 

Previous Fee 

New Fee 

Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E)



Fiancé(e) visas (K)



Border Crossing Card (under age 15)



Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa

Previous Fee

New Fee

Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications



Employment-Based Applications



Special Immigrant Visa Applicants (except for Diversity Visa applicants)



Determining Returning Resident Status



Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement



Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically)



Citizens’ and Administrative Processing Services

Type of Service

Previous Fee

New Fee

Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship



Charge for Consular Time (for fee services performed outside of normal business hours or away from the office)



All visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day they pay, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application processing fees paid domestically to the National Visa Center (NVC), which will be effective as of the date of billing.

Fees that decrease are not refundable.  If you pay a visa fee before September 12, 2014 and that fee decreases, we cannot give you a refund.

For non-immigrant fees that are increasing, visa fees already paid will be accepted 90 days after the new fees go into effect. Full information about the fee changes can be found on and on our website.