Exclusive information for those who want to apply for a US visa! The visitor visa fee for tourism or business (B1/B2s and BCCs) in addition to other non-petition-based NIVs, including student and exchange visitor visas, would rise from $160 to $185. Beginning on May 30, 2023, the new prices will be in effect. This new decision was already revealed in the Federal Register on March 28, 2023. Therefore, those who want to apply for a US visa will be able to complete it before May 30, which will help them skip the new fee.

Please note that certain petition-based temporary worker nonimmigrant visas (categories H, L, O, P, Q, and R) will now cost $205 instead of $190. Treaty applicants, investors, and traders for a specialty vocation (E category) will have to pay a charge that has increased from $205 to $315.

Here, we explain the visa categories that are affected by the hike:

B1: Business; domestic employee or nanny - must be accompanying a foreign national employer

B2: Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitor

H: Work visas

L: Intra-company transferee

O: Foreign national with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics

P: Performing athlete, artist, entertainer

Q: International cultural exchange visitor

R: Religious worker

E: Treaty trader or treaty investor

The US Department of State is supporting legitimate international and domestic travel to the country. For Mexican residents aged 15 and older, they declared a Final Rule of increasing some nonimmigrant visa application (NIV) processing costs and the Border Crossing Card (BCC). After researching these service costs, the fees of NIV are established based on the actual cost of providing NIV services. The Department determines the annual cost of delivering consular services, including visa services, using the Activity-Based Costing (ABC) approach. The majority of non-petition-based NIV costs last witnessed an upgrade in 2012, and certain additional NIV fees had an update in 2014.

This rule is not applied to other consular fees, such as the remission of the two-year residency requirement fee for some exchange guests. The foreign policy of US President Joe Biden is dependent on visas for business and travel, and we acknowledge the significance that overseas travel plays in the American economy. The travel.state.gov website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs as well as the websites of American embassies and consulates also contain information about fees. You can check there! Also, visit our houseoftours.com to get updated on visa news!