Learn about the new visa prices for five types of travelers. The last review of the costs of these procedures had been made in 2014.
The United States announced an increase in the prices of tourist, business, student, temporary worker and investor visas that will be effective from May 30.
Specifically, the cost of tourist and business visas (B1/B2s and BCC) and student and exchange visas will go from USD 160 to USD 185.
The rates for some temporary work visas (H, L, O, P, Q and R) will rise from the current USD 190 to USD 205.
Meanwhile, the Trader and Investor (E) visa will increase from USD 205 to USD 315.
The State Department argued in a statement that the fees for so-called non-immigrant visas are calculated from the costs of consular services. The last revision of some prices was made in 2014.
The agency assured that work and tourist visas are “essential” for the foreign policy of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, who “recognizes the fundamental role of travel in the economy” of the country.
“The Department of State is committed to facilitating legitimate travel to the United States for both immigrants and non-immigrants,” the note states.