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The following lists fees for visa application and other types of processing fees collected by Department of State. Note that many immigration-related forms are submitted to the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and not to the Department of State. If the type of information or form you are seeking is not shown here, select USCIS Forms and Fees  to go to the USCIS Internet site to review.

Coming to the U.S. Temporarily - Nonimmigrant Visa Services

Description of Service and Fee Amount

Non-immigrant visa issuance fee.  

  • Non-immigrant visa application processing fee, Form DS-160 (non-refundable): $160.00
  • L Visa- Fraud Prevention and Detection for visa applicant in the L blanket petition abroad only (principal applicant only): $500.00

When the non-immigrant visa application processing fee is not required:

  • Applicants for A, G, C-3, NATO and diplomatic visas (defined in 22 CFR 41.26): No Fee
  • An applicant for a J visa participating in official Department of State or USAID sponsored educational and cultural exchanges, under a G-1, G-2, G-3 or G-7program number, as well as the applicant's dependent spouse and children: No Fee
  • Replacement of machine-readable visa when the original visa was not properly affixed or needs to be reissued through no fault of the applicant: No Fee
  • Applicants exempted by international agreement as determined by Visa Services, including members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly, and their immediate families: No Fee
  • Applicants travelling to provide charitable services as determined by Visa Services: No Fee
  • U.S. Government employees travelling on official business: No Fee
  • A parent, sibling, spouse or child of a U.S. Government employee killed in the line of duty who is traveling to attend the employee's funeral and/or burial; or a parent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter of a U.S. Government employee critically injured in the line of duty for visitation during emergency treatment and convalescence: No Fee

Non-immigrant visa issuance fee.

When the non-immigrant visa issuance fee is not required:

  • An official representative of a foreign government or an international or regional organization of which the U.S. is a member; members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly; and applicants for diplomatic visas as defined under item 22(a); and their immediate families: No Fee
  • An applicant transiting to and from the United Nations Headquarters: No Fee
  • An applicant participating in a U.S. Government sponsored program which may include applicant's dependent spouse and children: No Fee
  • An applicant travelling to provide charitable services as determined by Visa Services: No Fee

Other - When a Visa is Not Required - Visa Waiver Program

  • Citizens of Visa Waiver Program participating countries, and meeting requirements pay a small fee. Select USCIS fees to learn more.

Coming to the U.S. Permanently - Immigrant Services

 Description of Service and Fee Amount

Filing an immigrant visa petition (Collected for USCIS and subject to change)

  • Petition to classify status of alien relative for issuance of immigrant visa, select USCIS, Form I-130 for fees and form.
  • Petition to classify orphan as an immediate relative, select USCIS, Form I-600 for fees and form.
  • Petition to classify Convention Adoptee as an immediate relative, select USCIS, Form I-800 for fees and form.
  • Immigrant visa application processing fee  
  • Family-based immigrant visa, Form DS-230: $230.00
  • Employment-based immigrant visa: $405.00
  • Other immigrant visas (SIVs, etc.): $220.00
  • Diversity Visa Lottery fee (non-refundable, per person applying as a result of the lottery program): $330.00
  • Immigrant visa security surcharge, for all IV except DV applicants: retired (ie, fee no longer in existence)
  • Affidavit of Support Review (only when AOS is reviewed domestically), Form I-864: $88.00

Note: Forms and fee amounts are listed for immigration petitions which are submitted to Department of State, either accepted at an Embassy or Consulate abroad, or within the U.S to the National Visa Center or Kentucky Consular Center. Other immigration related forms can only be approved by USCIS.  For other fees (related to forms starting with an "I"), select USCIS Forms and Fees.


New immigrant fee Effective February 1, 2013

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. The USCIS website has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions: www.uscis.gov/immigrantfee.


Special Visa Services

Description of Service and Fee Amount

  • Application for Determining Returning Resident Status, Form DS-117: $380.00
  • Transportation letter for Legal Permanent Residents of U.S.: No fee
  • Application for Waiver of 2 year foreign residency requirement (J Waiver),
    Data Sheet, Form DS-3035: $215.00
  • Application for Waiver of immigrant visa ineligibility (collected for USCIS), Form I-601: $545.00
  • Refugee or significant public benefit parole case processing: No Fee
  • U.S. Visa fingerprinting: $85.00

(NOTE: This fee chart is based on the Code of Federal Regulations - Title 22, Part 22, Sections 22.1 through 22.7.)

Payment of Fees at the Embassy

  • We accept CASH ONLY in either U.S. dollars or CFA. For the latest consular exchange rate, please contact the Consular section.

    NOTE: We do not accept U.S. dollar bills that were issued before 1997 or U.S. dollar bills that bear additional markings.