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Posted on April 11 2023

US to raise B1/B2 and student visa fees, effective from May 30, 2023

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By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: Hike in B1/B2 & US student visas

  • The US Department of State has announced to increase the fees for the B1/B2 and student visas.
  • The new changes will be effective from May 30, 2023.
  • The fees for non-petition-based NIVs and visitor visas are set to increase from $160 to $185.
  • The fees for non-immigrant temporary workers will rise from $190 to $205.
  • The visa payments and interviews conducted before October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the issue date.

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US student visas and B1/B2 visa to increase in 2023.

  • The US Department of State (USDS) has released changes in the B1/B2 and student visa fees.
  • The visa interviews and payments made on or after October 1, 2022, will have a validity of 365 days from the date of issuance of the fee payment.
  • The visa interviews and payments made before October 1, 2022, will have a validity of until September 30, 2023.

Given below are the hike for student visas and B1/B2 visas –

  • The fee for exchange visitor visa and student visa will see an increase from $160 to $185.
  • The fee for non-immigrant visas that are petition-based will see an increase from$190 to $205.
  • The fee for investors, treaty traders, and applicants that are a part of the specialty occupation (E Category) will see an increase from $205 to $315.

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List of visa categories that received a hike

The table given below is the US visas that will receive a hike in the fees starting from May, 2023.

Visa type

Category Current fees New fees
B1 Business; Domestic employee or nanny - must be accompanying a foreign national employer $160

$185

B2

Tourism, vacation, pleasure visitor $160 $185

H

Work visas $190 $205
L Intra-company transferee $190

$205

O

Foreign national with extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics $190 $205
P Performing athlete, artist, entertainer $190

$205

Q International cultural exchange visitor $190

$205

R

Religious worker $190 $205
E Treaty trader/treaty investor $205

$315

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