- DOS will postpone an increase in NIV application processing fees and Border Crossing Card fees until June 17, 2023
- The change was scheduled to take effect on May 31, 2023
- DOS has shared a list of the upcoming fee increases
- No changes will occur to the exchange visitor waiver of the two-year residency requirement
The Department of State (DOS) has announced that it will postpone a planned consular service fee increase until June 17, 2023. The fee increase was scheduled to take effect on May 31, 2023.
Aside from the delayed implementation date, all other aspects of the proposed fee increase will stay the same as initially announced.
When the rule is implemented, the following fee changes will occur:
- The application processing fee for non-petition-based NIVs (visitor visas for business or Tourism B1/B2 and other non-petition-based NIVs such as student and exchange visitor visas) will increase from $160 to $185
- The application processing fee for E category NIVs (treaty traders, treaty investors, and treaty applicants) will increase from $205 to $315
- The application processing fees for petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R category NIVs) will increase from $190 to $205
- Border Crossing Card processing fees for Mexican citizens aged 15 and up will increase from $160 to $185
No price change is expected for the exchange visitor waiver of the two-year residency requirement, which will still have a fee of $120.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Dmitri Pikman, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Department of State (DOS)