The U.S. Department of State announced that it will increase nonimmigrant visa fees effective May 30, 2023. Among the changes are a 15% increase for travel, student, and exchange visas. Learn more about the upcoming fee increase and the costs you can expect for each visa type here.
The fee for B-1/B-2 visitor visas, Border Crossing Cards (BCC) for Mexican citizens aged 15 and above, and student and exchange visitor visas will increase by 15%, from $160 to $185. The fees for certain nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) will increase from $190 to $205. Meanwhile, the fee for treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicants in a specialty occupation (E category) will increase from $205 to $315.
The fee changes will take effect on May 30, 2023. The last time fees increased for nonimmigrant visas was in 2014, the State Department said in a press release.