New rates and when they go into effect

Ministry of Foreign Affairs From the United States of America Publication of a final decision on fee increases for processing certain applications A nonimmigrant visa (NIV).

The increases were published in the Federal Register on March 28 and will go into effect May 30, 2023.

These are the new values:

  • Fees for business or tourist visitor visas (B1/B2) and other types of visas that do not require a petition, such as student or exchange visas, It will go from $160 to $185.
  • Fee for certain types of petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (categories H, L, O, P, Q, and R) It will go from $190 to $205.
  • Treaty Trade Fee (E-1), Treaty Trade Investors (E-2), Treaty Applicants in a Private Profession (E-3) It will increase from $205 to $315.

Nonimmigrant visa fees are determined based on the actual cost of providing services, and are determined after conducting a study of the cost of these services.

The department uses the activity-based costing methodology to annually calculate the cost of providing consular services, including visa services.

Fees for most non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas were last updated in 2012, and some nonimmigrant visa fees were last updated in 2014.

More information about visa fees on the website of the Office of Consular Affairs, at and on the official website of the Embassy in Argentina

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