DOS Fees for Visa Services
The following DOS fee schedule takes effect on April 13, 2012. The table below covers most common nonimmigrant visa applications. For the complete list including immigrant visa and diversity visa fees, please see the State Department's Fees for Visa Services.
The visa fees described here are collected by the Department of State (DOS), either through an Embassy or Consulate abroad, or by the National Visa Center or Kentucky Consular Center. Many other immigration-related forms and fees are managed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - their fee schedule can be found here.
Please read the instructions for individual forms and double-check the fee requirement before submitting your application. Also, some visa application forms are now electronic versions, and can only be submitted online.
|Nonimmigrant Visa (DS-160), per person:|
|Non-petition based visa (except E):||160|
|Petition based visa:||190|
|E category visa:||270|
|K category visa:||240|
|Border Crossing Cards, per person|
|Border crossing card - age 15 and over (Valid 10 years):||160|
|Border crossing card - under age 15; for Mexican citizens if parent or guardian has or is applying for a border crossing card (valid 10 years or until the applicant reaches age 15, whichever is sooner):||15|
|Other Visa Fees|
|L visa fraud prevention and detection fee - for visa applicant included in L blanket petition (principal applicant only):||500|
|Border Security Act fee – for visa applicant included in L blanket petition, where petition indicates subject to fee (principal applicant only):||2,250|
|Certain nonimmigrant visa applications do not require a fee (see link above to DOS).||0|
|Visa Reciprocity Fee (issuance fee). See table.|
|Visa Waiver Program: small fee collected by CBP.|
|Special Visa Fees:|