Services for making new visa fee payments will be suspended on June 16, 2023. Do not attempt to make a visa fee payment on June 16, 2023. The services will become available for visa fee payments on June 17, 2023. Additionally, there could be a delay in updating visa fee information mentioned on this site. Please refer to the official notice, “Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases”, on this site for additional details.

The U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees. These fee increases are effective June 17, 2023

  • The application fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s), and other non-petition based NIVs, such as student and exchange visitor visas, has increased from $160 to $185.
  • The application fee for certain petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) has increased from $190 to $205.
  • The application fee for a treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicant in a specialty occupation (E category) has increased from $205 to $315.

“ On May 1, 2022, the U.S. Embassy Singapore will implement a separate appointment channel for visa applicants who are not resident in Singapore. Non-resident visa applicants, such as those on Singapore’s short-term visit pass, must identify themselves as non-resident when scheduling their visa appointments. Appointments will be available to non-residents for all nonimmigrant visa categories, including work, student, crew, and tourist/business.

Singapore citizens and Third Country Nationals who have valid residency permits for Singapore should schedule their appointments as “residents”. Residents include Permanent Residents (PR), Employment Pass (EP) holders, Work Permit holders, Student Pass (STP) holders, S Pass holders, Dependent Pass (DP) holders, and Long-Term Visit pass (LTVP) holders.

Non-resident Third Country National applicants who pay the visa application fee on or after May 1, 2022, must use this new appointment channel. If you schedule your appointment in the incorrect category, you will be required to reschedule. Failure to schedule in the correct appointment category could result in significant travel delays.

In short, if you pay the application fee on or after May 1, 2022, you must schedule a visa appointment in the correct category or you will be asked to reschedule. We are unable to authorize a refund of the MRV fee."

We will not consider expedited appointment requests from Non-Resident visa applicants except for life or death situations. If you are not resident in Singapore and wish to request an expedited appointment, please do so in your country of nationality or habitual residence.

Note: Appointment wait times posted on only reflect the wait times for Resident visa applicants. Appointment wait times reflected on the “schedule appointment” page within refer to the Resident wait time. Non-Resident wait times will be shown after applicant selects the correct visa priority as Non-Resident. The appointment wait time for Non-Resident visa applicants is longer than for Residents.

Current wait times for Non Resident applicants in the following visa categories are:

Business/Tourism : 78 days

Crew : 14 days

Students (F, M, J) : 56 days

Work (H, L, O, P, Q, R, E3) : 56 days

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Singapore. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.