US Travel Visa Fees To Be Increased Drastically
According to a recent announcement, the State Department plans to increase fees for specific nonimmigrant visa applications, including travel visas.
As a result, charges for Border Crossing Cards (BCC) for Mexican citizens aged 15 and above, B1 and B2 visitor visas, and student and exchange visitor visas will rise by 15% from $160 to $185. In addition, application fees for nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers in H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories will rise to $205 from $190.
Furthermore, charges for treaty investors, treaty traders, and other treaty applicants in a specialty profession in the E category will rise from $205 to $315. It should be noted these changes will become effective on 30 May 2023. Don’t forget nonimmigrant visa fees were last adjusted in 2014, as claimed by the State Department in a press release.
The changes to US travel visa fees don’t come as a surprise since the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) already announced its plans to increase fees for the majority of immigrant visa applications.
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