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Summer Travelers Take Note: Nonimmigrant Visa Fees Increasing on June 17

Now is the time to start planning your visa applications for the summer. In addition to reduced appointment availability in many countries due to limited operations and staffing, many nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application fees will be higher as of June 17, 2023 (rather than May 30 as originally noted).

The Department of State announced these increases in the Federal Register on March 28, 2023, based on the results of a study of the actual cost to provide certain NIV services. The fees for most non-petition NIVs have not been updated since 2012. A table of the impacted fees is provided below. Other fees are not impacted at this time.

Any application fees paid on or after June 17, 2023, will be subject to the increased fees in the table below. These fees are paid per person, so an increase in fees – especially in the E visa category – could significantly impact the total cost for a family to apply. If planning to renew or apply for a visa in the coming year, submitting the application and fees now (before May 30) could result in considerable savings in the visa process (especially for those E visa applicants who may have multiple family members).

For more information, please reach out to a member of Baker Donelson's Immigration Team.

Additional details available here.


Current Fee

Fee on or After June 17

Non-petition based nonimmigrant visa (except E category) – e.g., F, B $160 $185
H, L, O, P, Q, and R category nonimmigrant visas $190 $205
E category nonimmigrant visas $205 $315
Border Crossing card – age 15 and over (10 yr validity) $160 $185

For more information, please reach out to a member of Baker Donelson's Immigration Team.

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