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- Payment Information
- Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts
- Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required
- Other Fees
- More Information
Visa applicants, including children, are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee, sometimes referred to as the MRV fee, before applying for a nonimmigrant visa. The visa application fee must be paid whether a visa is issued or not. The type of visa for which you apply determines the fee amount. This webpage lists nonimmigrant visa application fees only. For information on other fees which are paid directly to the National Visa Center, the U.S. Embassy/Consulates or to the Department of Homeland Security, please see here.
Remember, the MRV fee is a non-refundable and non-transferable. Please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a visa. You may not need to apply for a new U.S. visa if you already hold a valid U.S. visa or are a national of a Visa Waiver Program participating country.
Although fees are listed in U.S. dollars, payment must be made using local currency. You can pay at any Pay Easy ATM. At these ATMs, applicants pay by cash, or if they are a customer of one of the consortium banks, they may pay by debit card. In addition, applicants can pay online using Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or credit card. More information about payment options is here. To find a Pay Easy ATM branch, click here.
Your visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer it to another person. You will receive a receipt number after paying the application fee. This receipt number is valid for one year from the date of payment and allows you to schedule your interview at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate. You must schedule your interview while the receipt number is valid, which means your interview must be booked within one year of paying your fee. If you do not schedule an interview within a year of payment then your receipt number will expire, you will not be able to schedule an interview, and you must pay the fee again and begin the process anew.
Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts
The application fees are shown below and apply to one visa application. The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is US$160. This includes tourist, business, student, and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are US$190.00. K visas cost US$265.00 and the fee amount for E visas is US$205.00. The tables below are a more comprehensive list of visa types and fee amounts.
Following the tables is a short list of nonimmigrant visas which do not require payment of an application fee.
|Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (JPY)||Visa Type||Description|
|$160||N/A||C-1/D||Transit and Airline Crew|
|$160||N/A||I||Journalist and Media|
(*Fee exemption for certain J programs)
|$160||N/A||T||Victim of Human Trafficking|
|$160||N/A||U||Victim of Criminal Activity|
|$190||N/A||CW||Transitional Workers CNMI|
|$190||N/A||H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees|
|$190||N/A||O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability|
|$190||N/A||P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers|
|$190||N/A||Q||International Cultural Exchange|
|$265||N/A||K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen|
|$205||N/A||E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty, Long-Term Investor CNMI|
|Visa Type||Description||Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (JPY)|
|C-1/D||Transit and Airline Crew||$160||N/A|
|CW||Transitional Worker CNMI||$190||N/A|
|E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty, Long-Term Investor CNMI||$205||N/A|
|H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees||$190||N/A|
|I||Journalist and Media||$160||N/A|
(*Fee exemption for certain J programs)
|K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen||$265||N/A|
|O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability||$190||N/A|
|P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers||$190||N/A|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange||$190||N/A|
|T||Victim of Human Trafficking||$160||N/A|
|U||Victim of Criminal Activity||$160||N/A|
Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required
- Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas (as defined in 22 CFR 41.26)
- J visas applicants and their dependents, if participating in a Department of State, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), or a federally funded educational and cultural exchange program which has a program serial number beginning with G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7 printed on Form DS-2019 (NOTE: Neither application fee nor SEVIS fee payments are required)
- Applicants exempted by international agreement, including members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly, and their immediate families
- U.S. Government employees traveling on official business
- A parent, sibling, spouse or child of a U.S. Government employee killed in the line of duty who is traveling to attend the employee's funeral and/or burial; or a parent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter of a U.S. Government employee critically injured in the line of duty for visitation during emergency treatment and convalescence
If the principal applicant is applying for an L-1 visa under the blanket L visa petition, the principal applicant must pay a $500 fraud prevention and detection fee or the Consolidated Appropriations Act fee$4,500 if certain conditions apply at the time of their visa interview in the embassy. This must be paid each time a new I-129-S is submitted.
Note: The U.S. petitioner pays the Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee for individual L, H-1B, and H-2B petitions when the petition is filed with USCIS.
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