The Department of State (DOS) has proposed to increase immigration fees for most non-immigrant visas to more closely align the fee amounts with the cost to the government of providing these services. You can learn more about the DOS proposal here.
The new fees will impact virtually all nonimmigrant visa categories, with fees for common visa applications such as tourist (B-1/B-2) and student visas (F, M, J) rising by 53% — from $160 to $245, along with Border Crossing Cards for people age 15 and up.
Employment visas such as the H, L, O, P, Q, R, and E categories will rise 63%, from $190 to $310. Waivers of the two-year home residency requirement for J visa holders will see the largest increase — 325% — landing at $510.