Appointments & Fees
Immigrant Visa Fees
All immigrant visa applicants must pay the visa application processing fee for the appropriate visa category. Please click the following link for a schedule of fees: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/fees-visa-services.html#permanent. Please note that many immigration-related forms and their associated fees are submitted directly to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and not to the Department of State. Please click the following link for a list of USCIS forms and associated fees: http://www.uscis.gov/forms.
For applicants paying a fee at the U.S. Embassy on the day of their interview, please note that we accept CASH ONLY in either U.S. dollars or FCFA. Please email the Embassy at ConsularLome@state.gov for the current U.S. dollar to FCFA exchange rate.
NOTE: We do not accept U.S. dollar bills that were issued before 1997 or U.S. dollar bills that bear additional markings.
USCIS Immigration Fee
All individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. See the USCIS website for more details and contact information: www.uscis.gov/immigrantfee.
Payment of Fees at the Embassy
We accept CASH ONLY in either U.S. dollars or CFA. As of March 18, 2015, the exchange rate is as follows: USD 1 = CFA 622.
NOTE: Each fee is rounded UP to the nearest 1,000 FCFA. We do not accept U.S. dollar bills that were issued before 1997 or U.S. dollar bills that bear additional markings.