Visa Fees

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Overview

Immigrant visa fees worldwide are established in U.S. dollars (USD). The Financial Management Centre at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra determines an official exchange rate for payments made in Australian dollars. All fees may be subject to change without notice and are non-refundable.

Restrictions

Fees are non-refundable.

Schedule of Fees

The current schedule of Immigrant Visa fees is as follows:

Description Fee Amount (USD) Fee Amount (AUD)
I-130 Petition USD $535.00 per visa applicant AUD $722.25 per visa applicant
I-360 Petition USD $435.00 per visa applicant AUD $587.25 per visa applicant
DS-117 Petition USD $180.00 per visa applicant AUD $243.00 per visa applicant

Immigrant Visas (IV) Applicants on Day of Interview

Application fees listed below include the IV security surcharge

Family Based IV Application USD $325.00 per visa applicant AUD $438.75 per visa applicant
Employment based IV Application USD $345.00 per visa applicant AUD $465.75 per visa applicant
SB-1 Returning Resident Application USD $205.00 per visa applicant AUD $276.75 per visa applicant
DV Lottery Fee USD $330.00 per visa applicant AUD $445.50 per visa applicant

Payment Information

The fees listed on this page cannot be paid via this website. These fees can only be paid at a U.S. Consulate in conjunction with filing a petition at the Consulate or attending an interview.

Although fees are listed in U.S. dollars, payment must be made using local currency. Please note the below prevailing Currency Exchange Rate.

Forms of Payment at the Consulates General

When submitting payments in-person at a Consulate, applicants are encouraged to pay via credit card or with Australian currency whenever possible.

Cash U.S. and Australian currency is accepted. U.S. currency is ONLY accepted in the exact dollar amount (coins excluded), as we do not have change in U.S. currency. Cash payments sent via mail will not be accepted under any circumstances.
Postal Money Orders & Bank Checks (Cashiers Checks)
  • Payments can be in either Australian or U.S. currency, and must be payable to the “U.S. Consulate General”. Under no circumstances are other payees accepted, including money orders made payable to the “Department of State“.
  • We do not accept incorrect or multiple checks/money orders as payment, even if you have overpaid.
  • Special Note:

  • Personal and Company checks are not accepted.
  • If an applicant writes on the face of the money order/bank check, our cashier is unable to process it as valid payment. Please do not write anything on the face of the money order/bank check.
  • The Consulates General cannot accept U.S. dollar bank checks issued by the National Australia Bank (NAB), Suncorp or Deutsche Bank. Please note that our inability to accept U.S. dollar checks from these financial institutions is due exclusively to processing issues and no other reason.
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Perth does not accept postal money orders or bank checks issued in U.S. dollars. Please submit payments in Australian dollars only.
Credit Card
  • Visa, Master Card, American Express, including Visa Debit and Mastercard Debit, are accepted.
  • Credit Card payments must be tendered in person. We are unable to accept credit card details supplied through the post. Applicants eligible to mail in an application must send payment via postal money order or bank check
  • All credit card transactions are processed in U.S. dollars. The actual amount charged to your credit card will reflect the bank’s exchange rate and, possibly, a transaction fee.
  • Payment by EFTPOS is not available.

More Information

If you have any questions regarding the consular currency exchange rate, please click here, create a profile, answer five short questions so that we can determine the correct amount you must pay.