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Visa Fees
 

Tiered Structure for Visa Application Fees

The Department of State has implemented a tiered structure for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, also called the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee.  This tiered structure more accurately reflects the cost of accepting, adjudicating and issuing various visa applications.

Visa fees in Euros have changed as of September 12, 2014.  

The MRV fee is 128 Euros for the following visa categories – (see a detailed chart at the bottom of this webpage): B (including B1/B2), C, C1/D, D, F, I, J, and M.

The MRV fee is 152 Euros for the following visa categories (see a detailed chart at the bottom of this webpage): H*, L*, O, P, Q, and R.

* Employers filing a petition for H1-B and L visa applicants are charged a supplementary fee of 500 USD.  This fee is collected in the United States.  An additional fee of 500 USD will be charged to the principal applicant for a Blanket L visa and will be collected at the consulate during the interview.  Payment for this supplemental fee is by cash or credit card only.

The MRV fee is 164 Euros for E treaty trader/investor visas.


The MRV fee is 212 Euros for the K fiancée visa.

Identifying Your Visa Category

Applicants must take special care to identify the correct visa category before paying the MRV fee.  Visa type is determined by the purpose of travel (e.g. tourism).  If you are uncertain how to correctly identify your purpose of travel, visit the Visa Types page to establish which visa category you should apply for, or consult the chart below which includes the description of each visa category.  Each possible purpose of travel is associated with a letter called the “visa symbol,” such as “student (F).”  When booking interview appointments, applicants should explain their purpose of travel and verify the appropriate visa category.

Visa Category Symbol

Description of Visa Class

MRV Fee

A1 or A2

Ambassador, Public Minister, Career Diplomat or Consular Officer, or Other Foreign Government Official or Employee and Immediate Family Members

NO FEE

A3

Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of A1 or A2, or Immediate Family

NO FEE

B1

Temporary Visitor for Business 

128 Euros  

B2

Temporary Visitor for Pleasure

128 Euros  

B1/B2

Temporary Visitor for Business & Pleasure 

128 Euros  

C1

Alien in Transit

128 Euros  

C1/D

Combined Transit and Crewmember Visa

128 Euros  

C3

Foreign Government Official, Immediate Family, Attendant, Servant or Personal Employee, in Transit

N/A

D

Crewmember (Sea or Air)

128 Euros  

E1

Treaty Trader, Spouse or Child

164 Euros    

E2

Treaty Investor, Spouse or Child

164 Euros    

E3

Australian Treaty Alien coming to the United States Solely to Perform Services in a Specialty Occupation

164 Euros    

F

Student in an academic or language training program

128 Euros  

G1 – G5

Representatives to an International Organization and Immediate Family Members

NO FEE

H1 – H4

Alien in a Specialty Occupation, Nurse in Health Professional Shortage Area, Temporary Worker Performing Agricultural Services Unavailable in the U.S., Temporary Worker Performing Other Services Unavailable in the U.S. and the Spouse or Child *

152 Euros  

Representative of Foreign Information Media, Spouse and Child

128 Euros  

Exchange Visitor

128 Euros  

K

 Fiancé(e) of United States Citizen

212 Euros 

L

Intracompany Transferee (Executive, Managerial, and Specialized Knowledge Personnel Continuing Employment with International Firm or Corporation)

152 Euros 

Vocational Student or Other Nonacademic Student 

152 Euros  

NATO 1- 7

NATO Permanent Staff, Representatives, Clerks, Civilians, Attendants and Servants and Immediate Family Members 

NO FEE

O

Alien with Extraordinary Ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics

152 Euros 

P1 

Internationally Recognized Athlete or Member of Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group

152 Euros 

P2

Artist or Entertainer in a Reciprocal Exchange Program 

152 Euros 

P3

Artist or Entertainer in a Culturally Unique Program

152 Euros 

Q

Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program

152 Euros 

R

Alien in a Religious Occupation

152 Euros 

TN

NAFTA Professional

128 Euros  

TD

Spouse or Child of NAFTA Professional

128 Euros