USA Nonimmigrant Visa Fees in China


$1=RMB 6.70

Non-diplomatic and non-official visa applicants must pay the visa application fee. Additionally, some categories of visa applicants must pay issuance pay as well. Visa issuance fees are based on reciprocity, based on what China charges a U.S. citizen for a similar type of visa.

Application Fee (MRV Fee)
The following visa fees apply for nonimmigrant visa application.

Visa Type
U.S. Dollars
Chinese Yuan
All non-petition based applications, including, but not limited to,
Business and/or Tourist - B1/B2
Crew Member - C1/D
Transit - C
Student - F, M
Exchange Visitor - J

RMB 1,072
All petition based applications

Temporary Workers - H, L, O, P, Q, R
RMB 1,273
Additional fee for certain H-1B, L-1A, L-1B

Applicants for H-1B, L-1A, L-1B visa need to pay additional $2,250 if the petitioner has more than 50 employees in the U.S. and has more than 50% of those employees in H-1B or L (including L-1A, L-1B, and L-2) status. Applies to both first-time and renewal cases.
RMB 15,075
K (fiance) visa

RMB 1,608
L1 (Not L2) Blanket Visa Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee

RMB 3,350
F1 and M1 Sevis Fee (F2 and M2 Exempt)

RMB 1,340
J1 Sevis Fee (J2 Exempt)

RMB 1,206
Diplomat passport holders, applicants for A,G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and U.S. Government sponsored J visa
None (zero)
None (zero)

Irrespective of whether the visa is issued or not, application fee is not refundable.

Issuance Fee
In addition to the application fee listed above, certain applicants must pay the visa issuance fee. For the Chinese citizens, the following fees apply:

Visa Type
U.S. Dollars
Chinese Yuan
Each L visa applicant (L1 as well as L2)
RMB 804
For the citizens of other countries, please check the visa reciprocity tables by country.

Paying Application Fee
Visa application fee must be paid before calling to make an appointment.
  • Application fee can be paid at designated branches of China CITIC Bank.

  • You must include both copies of CITIC Bank fee receipt with all visa applications.

  • The visa fee receipt is valid for a period of one year for one visa interview appointment.

  • The visa fee receipts are not transferable or refundable.