In a press release from March 28, 2023, the US Department of State announced that certain nonimmigrant visa application (NIV) processing fees and Border Crossing Card fees will increase on May 30, 2023. These increases include visas for visitors, international students, exchange visitors, temporary workers, and treaty investors.
Notable Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases
|Visa||Current Fee||Fee Starting May 30, 2023|
|B1, B2, F1, F2, J1, J2 & other non-petition based categories||$160||$185|
|H, L, O, P, Q, R & other petition-based categories||$190||$205|
|Border Crossing Card (over age 15)||$160||$185|
According to the Department of State, these fees are based upon the actual cost of providing nonimmigrant visa application services, and are being adjusted after conducting a study using Activity-Based Costing methodology.
Prior to this increase, the fees for most non-petition based NIVs were last changed in 2012, and certain others were last changed in 2014.
Those in need of current information regarding NIV fees are encouraged to visit the official Bureau of Consular Affairs website.
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