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)



Fiancé(e) visas (K)



Border Crossing Card (under age 15)



Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of Visa

Previous Fee

New Fee

Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications



Employment-Based Applications



Other Immigrant Visa Applications



Determining Returning Resident Status



Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement



Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically)



Citizens’ and Administrative Services

Type of Service

Previous Fee

New Fee

Renunciation of Citizenship



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



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