On May 30, 2023, fees for nonimmigrant visas at all consulates abroad will increase. The increase can be avoided if the visa fee is paid on or after October 1, 2022, and before May 30, 2023, and an interview is scheduled within 365 days of payment. The interview need not take place during the 365 days, only the scheduling must occur.
Here are the updated fees:
|Visa Type||Current Fee||Revised Fee|
|Non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas: B/1-B/2, F, M and J||$160||$185 ($25 increase)|
|Petition-based nonimmigrant visas: H, L, O, P, Q, and R||$190||$205 ($15 increase)|
|E nonimmigrant visas||$205||$315 ($110 increase)|
The Department of State’s (DOS) consular operations are funded by the fees collected. Changes in nonimmigrant visa fees are based on a cost-of-service model. DOS recovers the costs incurred for providing these services.
Jackson Lewis attorneys are available to review and assist submission of nonimmigrant visa applications on Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application.