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Visa Fees


Each applicant who is seeking a US Visa (including children), have to pay a Visa fee which is non-refundable, non-transferable. It is mandatory to pay the visa application feewhether a visa is issued or not. The type of visa for which you have put on your application determines the fee amount. Here on this web page you will find a list of visa application fees associated with immigrant and each non-immigrant visa type.

U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Fees

It is important to know that the visa application fee cannot be refundable and cannot be transferred to another person. Thus, one has to be very careful before paying the fee. After paying the applicant fee you will receive a receipt. This validity of fee receipt for non-immigrant visa is for one year from the date of payment and allows you to schedule your interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Applicant can schedule his/ her interview while the receipt is valid, this means that applicants interview has to be booked within one year of paying his/her fee. In case applicant has not scheduled an interview within a year of payment then the receipt will be expired and applicant will not be able to schedule an interview, and still the applicant wants to schedule interview then he/she has to start the process again and have to pay non-immigrant fees again.

U.S. Immigrant Visa Fees

The US immigrant visas allow a person to stay permanently in the US and where they can live and work. The fees for the immigrant visas are for petitions as well as processing fees.
The fees for the petitions are as follows:

  • Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative): Increases by 26% to $675 for paper filing and $625 for online filing.

  • Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)): Sees a 26% increase from $535 to $675.

  • Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status): Experiences an 18% increase for standalone applications (from $1,225 to $1,440). Additionally, formerly free applications within the adjustment of status process—employment authorization and advance parole—will now cost an additional $260 and $630, respectively.

  • Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker): H-1 Classification sees a $320 increase from $460 to $780.

  • Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker): Experiences a $15 increase from $700 to $715.

  • Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing): Witnesses a $305 increase from $2,500 to $2,805.

For Immigrant Visa processing fees, applicant depend on the type of visa which you are applying for, and are as follows:

  • Immediate Relative or Family Preference Immigration Applications Fee is $325.00, this is in addition to the petition.

  • Employment-Based Immigration Applications fee is $345.00, and this is in addition to the petition.

Another Fee for most immigrant visa is the Affidavit of Support, which costs $120. Immigrant Visa fees is paid after receiving Welcome Letter from NVC.

To pay fee you must have an account in a US based bank and have a bank routing number and a checking or savings account number. It is not mandatory that only the applicant has to pay fee any other person who has U.S. Bank account can pay fees for you. Usually petitioners pay these fees. You can contact our team at to help you pay fees online for you.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts

Important Note: Visa Fees Once Paid are not Refundable. If someone has encountered an error while paying Visa fees or your payment was not successful, then it is advised that you DO NOT PAY THE FEE A SECOND TIME AS IT WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. You can email us if you are having such problem, we will assist you with your concern and will get the issue resolved. Be aware that if you request a chargeback that reverses the charge or payment, your case will be promptly investigated which may lead to fines and/or other legal action.

Fee Payment Options for Non-Immigrant US Visas

  • Demand Draft ( Infavor of “U.S. Embassy” payable at par)

  • Credit Card ( Master or Visa)

  • Indian Rupees or Dollar currencies

Please Note that Debit Card and Personal Checks are not Accepted.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - by Visa Type
Visa Type Description Fee Amount (in USD)
B Business/Tourist $160
C-1 Transit $160
D Ship/Airline Crew $160
F Student (academic) $160
H Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees $190
I Journalist and Media $160
J Exchange Visitor $160
K Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen $265
L Intracompany Transferees $190
M Student (vocational) $160
O Persons with Extraordinary Ability $190
P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers $190
Q International Cultural Exchange $190
R Religious Worker $190
TN/TD NAFTA Professionals $160

Fee Payment Options for Immigrant US Visas

Description Value(US$)
Immigrant Visa interview and processing fee (processed on the basis of an I-130, I-600 or I-800 petition) $325.00
Immigrant Visa interview and processing fee (processed on the basis of an I-140 petition) $345.00
Immigrant Visa interview and processing fee (processed on the basis of an I-360 petition, DS-117 or DS-1884) $205.00
Diversity Visa Lottery $330.00
Returning Resident application (form DS-117) $180.00
Bording Foil (former Transportation Letter) no fee
Filling I-130 Immigrant Visa Petition $420.00
Filling I-360 application $405.00
MRV fee (K1/K2/K3/K4 visas)
Payment for MRV must be done through the Applicant Service Center (ASC)website