Some U.S. Consular Service Fees Increase—Tourist Visa Stays the Same

Port of Spain September 4, 2014: Changes to the fees for some U.S. consular services will take effect September 12, 2014.  However, fees for non-immigrant visas will largely remain the same, including the basic NIV application fee for BI/B2 tourist visa, which is still $160 U.S Dollars.  The change in fees was announced on August 28, 2014 by the U.S. Department of State, which regularly reviews these costs and adjusts fees as necessary to reflect the cost of service.

Following is a break-down of the fee increases in U.S. Dollars:

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa

Previous Fee

New Fee 

Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E)

$270

$205

Fiancé(e) visas (K)

$240

$265

Border Crossing Card (under age 15)

$15

$16

Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa

Previous Fee

New Fee

Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications

$230

$325

Employment-Based Applications

$405

$345

Other Immigrant Visa Applications

$220

$205

Determining Returning Resident Status

$275

$180

Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement

$215

$120

Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically)

$88

$120

Citizens’ and Administrative Services

Type of Service

Previous Fee

New Fee

Renunciation of Citizenship

$450

$2,350

Charge for Consular Time (for fee services performed outside of normal business hours or away from the office)

$231

$135

Fee information may also be found online at: http://travel.state.gov/