Visa Fees


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 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 any Standard Chartered Bank branch or, if you are an account holder at Standard Chartered Bank, you can pay online. More information about payment options is here. To find a Standard Chartered Bank branch, click here.


Your visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer it to another person. You will receive a receipt after paying the application fee. This receipt is valid for one year from the date of payment and allows you to schedule your interview at the U.S. Embassy. You must schedule your interview while the receipt is valid, which means your interview must be booked within one year of paying your fee. If you do not schedule an interview within a year of payment then your receipt will expire, you will not be able to schedule an interview, and you must pay the fee again and begin the process anew.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts

The application fees shown below are listed in U.S. dollars. Each fee applies to one visa application. The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is US$140. This includes tourist, business, student and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are US$150.00. K visas cost US$350.00 and the fee amount for E visas is US$390.00. The tables below are a more comprehensive list of visa types and fee amounts. Following the tables is a short list of nonimmigrant visas which do not require payment of an application fee.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Fee Class
Fee AmountVisa TypeDescription
US$140DShip/Airline Crew
US$140FStudent (academic)
US$140IJournalist and Media
US$140JExchange Visitors
US$140MStudent (vocational)
US$140TVictim of Human Trafficking
US$140TN/TDNAFTA Professionals
US$140UVictim of Criminal Activity
US$150HTemporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees
US$150LIntracompany Transferees
US$150OPersons with Extraordinary Ability
US$150PAthletes. Artists & Entertainers
US$150QInternational Cultural Exchange
US$150RReligious Worker
US$350KFiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen
US$390ETreaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty
Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Visa Type
Visa TypeDescriptionFee Amount
DShip/Airline CrewUS$140
ETreaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional SpecialtyUS$390
FStudent (academic)US$140
HTemporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, TraineesUS$150
IJournalist and MediaUS$140
JExchange VisitorUS$140
KFiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. CitizenUS$350
LIntracompany TransfereesUS$150
MStudent (vocational)US$140
OPersons with Extraordinary AbilityUS$150
PAthletes. Artists & EntertainersUS$150
QInternational Cultural ExchangeUS$150
RReligious WorkerUS$150
TVictim of Human TraffickingUS$140
TN/TDNAFTA ProfessionalsUS$140
UVictim of Criminal ActivityUS$140
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
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