Other Fees

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In some cases, additional visa fees are paid directly to the U.S. Consulates General.

Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance ("Reciprocity") Fees

Applicants from certain countries may be required to pay a visa issuance fee after their application is approved. These fees are based on "reciprocity" (what another country charges a U.S. citizen for a similar-type of visa). The United States strives to eliminate visa issuance fees whenever possible, however, when a foreign government imposes these fees on U.S. citizens for certain types of visas, the United States will impose a "reciprocal" fee on citizens of that country for similar types of visas. You will only be advised after an interview with a Consular officer if your visa is approved. You will then be directed to pay this fee (if applicable) to the Consular cashier after your interview on the day. Please refer to the below table for a quick guide for Australia citizens. All other nationalities please refer to the Department of State's website which has more information about visa issuance fees and can help you determine if an issuance fee applies to your nationality.

Although fees are listed in U.S. and Australian dollars, please refer to Forms of Payment at the Consulates General for acceptable forms of payment and currency.

Visa Type

Description

Fee Amount (USD)

Fee Amount (AUD)

B

Business/Tourist

No Fee

No Fee

C-1

Transit

No Fee

No Fee

C-1/D

Crew in Transit

No Fee

No Fee

CW

Transitional Worker CNMI

No Fee

No Fee

D

Ship/Airline Crew

No Fee

No Fee

E1

Treaty Trader

$3,574.00

$5,003.60

E2

Treaty Investor

$3,574.00

$5,003.60

E3

Australian Professional Specialty

No Fee

No Fee

F1**

Student (academic)

$305.00

$427

F2

Derivative of F1 Student

$185.00

$259

H

Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees

$105.00

$147

H1B

Worker (Specialty Occupation)

$1,295.00

$1,813.00

H4

Derivative of H1B Worker

$1,295.00

$1,813.00

I

Journalist and Media

$105.00

$147.00

J**

Exchange Visitor

$105.00

$147.00

K

Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen

No Fee

No Fee

L

Intracompany Transferees

$1,790.00

$2,506.00

Blanket L*

Fraud Prevention and Detection

$500.00

$700.00

M

Student (vocational)

$105.00

$147.00

O

Persons with Extraordinary Ability

$105.00

$147.00

P

Athletes. Artists & Entertainers

$105.00

$147.00

Q

International Cultural Exchange

$105.00

$147.00

R

Religious Worker

$45.00

$63.00

T

Victim of Human Trafficking

No Fee

No Fee

U

Victim of Criminal Activity

No Fee

No Fee

TN/TD

NAFTA Professionals

No Fee

No Fee

Blanket L* -  If you are required to pay the Fraud Prevention and Detection fee of USD$500.00/AUD$700.00 this will be deducted from the USD$1,790.00/AUD$2,506.00 fee.

F and J ** - Australian High School /Secondary Students are EXEMPT from paying the issuance fee.

SEVIS Fees

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an Internet-based system that tracks F, M and J visa participants (and their family members) from the time they receive their initial documentation (either a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) until they graduate/leave school or conclude/leave program.

F, M and J visa principal applicants should check with the U.S. school to make sure your information has been entered into SEVIS. You must pay a separate SEVIS fee prior to scheduling your appointment to attend your interview for the student or exchange visitor visa. This fee is in addition to the visa application fee and in some cases an issuance fee paid after the interview if the visa is approved.

NOTE : SEVIS Fee Exception -Applicants participating in a U.S. Government sponsored program (programs whose codes begin with G-1, G-2, G-3, G-7) are not required to pay the SEVIS fee.

Blanket L Fee (Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee)

All applicants who are covered under a blanket petition for L status must pay a Fraud Prevention and Detection fee of USD$500.00/AUD$700.00. You will be directed to pay this fee prior to the interview with a Consular officer, this fee can only be paid on the day of your interview at the Consulate you are applying with.