Visa Fees to Increase

Starting April 13, 2012, visa processing fees will increase. The fees for most nonimmigrant visa applications and Border Crossing Cards will increase but we will see a decrease in all immigrant visa processing fees.

  • Petition-based visas: H, L, O, P, Q, R will increase from $150 to $190
  • Visitor, student, exchange visitor and journalist visas: B, F-1, J-1, M-1, I visas will increase from $140 to $160
  • Treaty investor and treaty trader visas: E-1, E-2 will decrease from $390 to $270
  • Border crossing cards will increase: BCCs $140 to $160
  • Fiance(e) visas: K visas to decrease from $350 to $240
  • Immediate relative and family preference applications will decrease from $330 to $230
  • Employment-based applications will increase from $720 to $405
  • For more information, visit the USDOS website or call the attorneys at Fong & Aquino if you need help submitting your visa application. —ecf