Nonimmigrant Visa Application Fees Increase Delayed until June 17, 2023
The U.S. Department of State announced on May 26, 2023 that the implication of the increase in nonimmigrant and special visa fees, scheduled to go into effect on May 30, 2023, has been delayed until June 17. 2023.
The announcement can be read here.
A copy of the original announcement of the visa applications fees, issued on March 28, 2023 and posted to the ISO Major Immigration Alerts and Updates webpage, is copied below.
We will continue to post any new updates as they are received from the U.S. Department of State.
Nonimmigrant Visa Application Fees Increasing effective May 30, 2023 (posted on May 1, 2023)
On March 28, 2023, the U.S. Department of State announced that effective May 30, 2023 that the nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, payable when applying for a new entry visa at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, will be increasing.
The application processing fee for nonimmigrant entry visas for statuses, including student and exchange visitor visas (F, M, or J statuses) and B1/B2 tourist visas, will increase from US$160 to US$185.
The original publication of the Final Rule on Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases was published by the U.S. Department of State on March 28, 2023; a copy of the full announcement is available here: https://www.state.gov/publication-of-final-rule-on-nonimmigrant-visa-fee-increases/
Full guidance on visa application procedures, fees, and how to schedule a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate abroad are available on the individual websites of the Embassy/Consulate post available here: https://usembassy.gov