How much is the visa fee?

The amount of your visa processing fee will depend on the type of visa you are applying for. Non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas (except for the E visa), including B visas for visitors, F visas for students, TN/TD visas for NAFTA professionals and U visas for victims of criminal activity have a nonrefundable nonimmigrant visa application processing fee of $160.00.

Petition based visa categories, which include R visas for religious workers, O visas for persons with extraordinary ability, L visas for intracompany transfers and H visas for temporary workers, have a fee of $190.00. Those applying for a visa under the E category for treaty traders or investors will be required to pay a fee of $270.00 and spouses/fiancés of U.S. citizens will have a fee of $240.00 as K visa applicants. For a complete list of visa processing fee amounts visit the U.S. Department of State website.

There may be an additional visa issuance fee depending on the applicant’s country of citizenship. The applicable visa issuance fee may be found in the country-specific visa reciprocity table.

Neither the visa processing fee nor the visa issuance fee include attorney fees, or any other incidental expenses incurred pursuant to a visa application such as travel costs. They also do not include government filing fees for forms submitted to the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

As always, please do not hesitate to contact Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm by phone at 704-442-8000 or via email with any additional questions and to receive more information.