Visa Fees

Overview

Visa applicants, including children, are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee, sometimes referred to as the MRV fee, before applying for a nonimmigrant visa. The visa application fee must be paid whether a visa is issued or not. The type of visa for which you apply determines the fee amount. This webpage lists visa application fees associated with each nonimmigrant visa type.

Please note that only the application fees for nonimmigrant visas are listed here. Information about other visa fees such as Reciprocity, SEVIS and Fraud Prevention and Detection fee that are paid directly to the National Visa Center, to the U.S. Embassy, or to the Department of Homeland Security, can be found here.

Payment Information

Although fees are listed in U.S. dollars, payment must be made using local currency. You can pay your fee at VFS Global. More information about payment options is here

Restrictions

Your visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer it to another person. All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee.  Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period.  Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period.  There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period.  All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts

The application fees are shown below and apply to one visa application. The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is US$160. This includes tourist, business, student and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are US$190.00. K visas cost US$265.00 and the fee amount for E visas is US$205.00. The tables below are a more comprehensive list of visa types and fee amounts. After the two tables below there is a short list of nonimmigrant visa which do not require payment of an application fee.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Fee Class
Fee Amount (USD) Fee Amount (SGD) Visa Type Description
$160 N/A B Business/Tourist
$160 N/A C-1 Transit
$160 N/A D Ship/Airline Crew
$160 N/A F Student (academic)
$160 N/A I Journalist and Media
$160 N/A J Exchange Visitors
$160 N/A M Student (vocational)
$160 N/A T Victim of Human Trafficking
$160 N/A TN/TD NAFTA Professionals
$160 N/A U Victim of Criminal Activity
$190 N/A H Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees
$190 N/A L Intracompany Transferees
$190 N/A O Persons with Extraordinary Ability
$190 N/A P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers
$190 N/A Q International Cultural Exchange
$190 N/A R Religious Worker
$265 N/A K Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen
$205 N/A E Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty
Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Visa Type
Visa Type Description Fee Amount (USD) Fee Amount (SGD)
B Business/Tourist $160 N/A
C-1 Transit $160 N/A
D Ship/Airline Crew $160 N/A
E Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty $205 N/A
F Student (academic) $160 N/A
H Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees $190 N/A
I Journalist and Media $160 N/A
J Exchange Visitor $160 N/A
K Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen $265 N/A
L Intracompany Transferees $190 N/A
M Student (vocational) $160 N/A
O Persons with Extraordinary Ability $190 N/A
P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers $190 N/A
Q International Cultural Exchange $190 N/A
R Religious Worker $190 N/A
T Victim of Human Trafficking $160 N/A
TN/TD NAFTA Professionals $160 N/A
U Victim of Criminal Activity $160 N/A

Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required

  • Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas (as defined in 22 CFR 41.26)
  • Applicants holding J visas and who are participating in official U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges
  • Replacement of a machine-readable visa when the original visa was not properly affixed or the visa needs to be reissued through no fault of the applicant
  • 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
  • Applicants traveling to provide charitable services as determined by Visa Services
  • U.S. Government employees traveling on official business
  • 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
  • The bearers of diplomatic passports are exempt from all visa processing and reciprocity fees, irrespective of whether the travel is official or non-official. For example, if you are applying for a B1/B2 or F1 visa in your diplomatic passport, you are not required to pay visa processing or reciprocity fees.  Do not pay an MRV visa application fee through this site, as it will not be refunded.

Other Fees

Blanket L Fees (Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee)
The principal applicant of a blanket L petition must pay a Fraud Prevention and Detection fee of US$500.00. The U.S. petitioner pays the Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee for individual L, H-1B, and H-2B petitions when the petition is filed with USCIS