Immigrant Visa Fees

$1=Rs 73.25 (last updated on 4 September 2020)

In addition to the fees for filing a petition (usually paid by the petitioner), all immigrant visa (IV) applicants must pay an application fee, surcharge, issuance fee, etc., as applicable.

For petitions filed in the U.S., National Visa Center (NVC) normally collects these fees. If you are applying for a diversity visa (DV) or if your petition was filed overseas (such as the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi), you must pay the fees at the time of your interview.

For all the fees already paid, you must bring copies of the receipts to your interview. You must pay any remaining fees at the time of your interview. You never have to pay the same fee twice.

Non-immigrant Visa US $ Rs.
“K” or “V” visa application $240 Rs 16,320

Petition US $ Rs.
Form I-130 (To file petition) $420 Rs. 28,560
Orphan (intercountry adoption) immediate relative petitioni (I-600, I-800) $720 Rs. 48,960

Immigrant Visa (IV) except Diversity Visa (DV) US $ Rs.
Courier fee – By cash at VFS office Rs. 393
IV – Security surcharge $74 Rs. 5,032
IV – Immediate Relative and Family Preference Case (based on I-130, I-600 or I-800) Application, including for Returning Residents Immigrant Visa $230 Rs. 15,640
IV – Processing of IR and Family Visas ($230 + $74), including for Returning Residents Immigrant Visa $304 Rs. 20,672
IV – Employment based cases (processed on the basis of an I-140 petition) Application $405 Rs. 27,540
IV – Processing of Employment Visas ($405 + $74) $479 Rs. 32,572
Other immigrant visa applications (including approved I-360 self-petitioners, special immigrant visa applicants, and all others, except DV Lottery selectees) $220 Rs. 14,960
Combined fee for Other immigrant visa applications, as described above ($220 + $74) $294 Rs. 19,992
Certain Iraqui and Afghan special immigrant visa applications No Fee 0

Diversity Visa (DV) US $ Rs.
Courier fee – By cash at VFS office Rs. 393
DV Application $220 Rs. 14,960
DV Processing $330 Rs. 22,440
DV combined fee ($220 + $74 + $330) $624 Rs. 42,432

Other Fees US $ Rs.
Application for Determining Returning Resident Status, Form DS-117 $275 Rs. 18,700
Fee for application for transportation letter (for lost green card) $165 Rs. 11,220
Application for Waiver of two-year residence requriements, J Waiver, Form DS-3035 $215 Rs. 14,620
Application for Waiver of visa ineligibility, Form I-601 or I-212 $585 Rs. 39,780
Fingerprint fee $85 Rs. 5,780
Affidavit of Support Review (only when AOS is reviewed domestically) $88 Rs. 5,984
Refugee or significant public benefit parole case processing No Fee 0


  • A separate fee needs to be paid for each person and are non-refundable, even if the visa is not issued for any reason.

  • Demand Draft:
    Immigrant visa fees must be paid by demand draft, in Rupees or U.S. dollars, drawn on foreign or nationalized banks with an office in the city where the consulate is located. Please write your name, address, and phone number on the back of each demand draft. Please preserve the counterfoil of the demand draft to prove that they were actually taken from the bank and not from anywhere else. A demand draft from a cooperative bank will not be accepted.

    Depending upon the embassy/consulate you are visiting, make the demand drafts payable to
    “U.S. Embassy, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi (Do NOT make it payable to “U.S. Consulate General, New Delhi”)
    “U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai” payable at Mumbai

    Due to potential changes in the exchange rates, it is recommended that you get the demand drafts made as close to the appointment date as possible.

  • Checks, traveler’s checks, cash, or credit cards are not accepted.
    Exception: At the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, traveler’s checks, cash, or credit cards capable of U.S. dollar transactions are also acceptable.

  • No fees will be charged if the case involves refugees or significant public benefit parole case processing.

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