Visa Fees

This webpage lists nonimmigrant visa application fees and other visa related fees collected by Department of State. Please note that ONLY nonimmigrant visa application processing fees (the MRV fee) are collected by this Service.  All other fees are paid directly to the National Visa Center, to the U.S. Embassy, or to the Department of Homeland Security.  Please see Other Fees for more information.

All fees listed below are payable in local currency at Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) or online if you have a BPI or bancnet account.  The fees are currently, per person, per visa application: $140.00 for most visa classes, including B-1/B-2 and F, M or J Visas, $150.00 for H, L, O, P, Q and R Visas, $390 for E visas, and $350 for K visas.

The MRV application fee is not refundable or transferrable to another person. You must schedule an interview within a year from the date you obtained your BPI fee receipt. If you do not schedule an interview within a year, you will not be able to use that BPI fee receipt – it will no longer be valid. The BPI fee receipt is deemed utilized once the interview takes place, and cannot be used to make a subsequent appointment.

Details of the nonimmigrant visa application processing fee (MRV fee)

  • Non-petition-based nonimmigrant visa (except E): $140.00

Includes (but not limited to), the following visa categories:

B Visitor Visa: Business, Tourism, Medical treatment
C-1 Transiting the U.S.
D Crewmembers - Airline, Ship
F Student, Academic
I Media and Journalists
J Exchange Visitors
M Students, Vocational
TN/TD NAFTA Professionals
 T Victim of Trafficking in Persons
U Victim of Criminal Activity
  • Petition based visa categories: $150.00

Includes these visa categories: 

H Temporary Workers/Employment or Trainees
L Intracompany Transferees
O Persons with Extraordinary Ability
P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers
Q International Cultural Exchange
R Religious Worker

  • E - Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty category visa: $390.00
  • K – Fiance(e) or Spouse of U.S. citizen category visa: $350.00
When the nonimmigrant visa application processing fee is not required:

  • Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas (defined in 22 CFR 41.26): No Fee
  • Applicants for J visas participating in official U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges: No Fee
  • Replacement of machine-readable visa when the original visa was not properly affixed or needs to be reissued through no fault of the applicant: No Fee
  • Applicants exempted by international agreement as determined by Visa Services, including members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly, and their immediate families: No Fee
  • Applicants travelling to provide charitable services as determined by
    Visa Services: No Fee
  • U.S. Government employees travelling on official business: No Fee
  • A parent, sibling, spouse or child of a U.S. Government employee killed in the line of duty who is traveling to attend the employee’s funeral and/or burial; or a parent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter of a U.S. Government employee critically injured in the line of duty for visitation during emergency treatment and convalescence: No Fee
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