U.S.A. Nonimmigrant Visa Fees in China

$1 = RMB

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

General information about U.S.A. visa fees

Application Fee (MRV Fee)

The following visa fees apply for nonimmigrant visa application.

Visa TypeU.S. DollarsChinese Yuan
All non-petition-based applications, including but not limited to:
Business and/or Tourist – B-1/B-2
Transit – C-1
Ship/Airline Crew – D
Student – F, M
Journalist and Media – I
Exchange Visitor – J
Victim of Human Trafficking – T
NAFTA Professionals – TN/TD
Victim of Criminal Activity – U

$160RMB 1,152
All petition-based applications

Temporary Workers – H, L, O, P, Q, R
$190RMB 1,368
Additional fee for certain H-1B, L-1A, L-1B

Applicants for H-1B, L-1A, and L-1B visas need to pay an additional $2,250 if the petitioner has more than 50 employees in the U.S. and has more than 50% of those employees under an H-1B or L (including L-1A, L-1B, and L-2) status. Applies to both first-time and renewal cases.
$2,250RMB 16,200
K (fiance) visa

$240RMB 1,728
Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty – E visa

Payable at the Consulate.
$205RMB 1,476
L-1 (Not L-2) Blanket Visa Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee

$500RMB 3,600
Biometric Entry-Exit fee for certain H-1B, L-1A, L-1B

Payable at the Consulate.

Blanket L-1 applications for petitions with more than 50 employees in the U.S. and with more than 50% of those employees under an H-1B or L status. Applies to both first-time and renewal cases.
$4,500RMB 32,400
F-1 and M-1 Sevis Fee (F-2 and M-2 Exempt)

Pay SEVIS Fee
$350RMB 2,520
J-1 Sevis Fee (J-2 Exempt)

Pay SEVIS Fee
$220RMB 1,584
Diplomat passport holders, applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and U.S. Government-sponsored J visaNone (zero)None (zero)
Border Crossing Cards (age 15 and older)$160RMB 1,152
Border Crossing Cards (under age 15)$17RMB 122

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

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Issuance Fee

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

Visa TypeU.S. DollarsChinese Yuan
Each L visa applicant (L-1 as well as L-2)$120RMB 864

For the citizens of other countries, please check the visa reciprocity tables by country.

Paying Application Fee

The visa application fee must be paid before calling to make an appointment.

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