Fees for USA visa. Depending on the type of USA visa you are applying for, the USA visa fee may be different.See the following table to see how much is the US visa for applicable US visa.
Following is the fee structure for non-immigrant US visas. All fees are non-refundable. US Dollar exchange rate 1 USD = 58 INR as of June, 2nd, 2012
|US Visa Type||Fees (USD)||Fee (INR)|
|All non-petition based USA visa applicants: Visitor Visa (B2 visa), Business Visa (B1),
Student Visa (F1 visa), F2, J1, J2 M1, M2
|All petition based applicants (H, L, O, P, Q and R ) and dependent visas||$190||Rs 11,020|
|K visa||$350||Rs 20,300|
Note: US consulate determines the visa fee in Indian Rupees. The exact fee equivalent in Indian Rupees (INR) is subject to change depending on currency exchange rates. As of June, 2nd, 2012, the exchange rate is $1 USD = Rs 58.00 INR.Additional Fees for H and L Visa categories.
Effective November 20, 2010, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India will begin collecting an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions that fall under the provisions of Public Law 111-230. These additional fees apply to petitioners with more than 50 employees in the United States and with more than 50 percent of those employees in H-1B or L (including L-1A, L-1B, and L-2) status. This fee is in addition to the $500 Fraud Detection and Prevention fee and the MRV fee and applies in both first-time and renewal cases (unless further information indicates otherwise).
These conditions are Employer related. If your employer is subject to make such fee, Your Visa sponsoring Employer should be providing you this information. Most companies with more than 50 H1B visa employees do fall under this criteria.
USA Visa application fee is non-refundable: Since the US visa is subject to approval, after the visa interview. If your visa is refused, the visa application fee is not refundable. If you want to re-apply you can do so, but must follow the process and resubmit the new application and visa fee.
Where and how to pay the fee?
As per the US visa service process In India, (effective from Sept 26, 2012) the visitor visa fee can be paid in following ways.
You must select any of the following options at US Visa appointment system at US Travel doc website and make the payment accordingly.
1. Bank Electronic Payment via NEFT
Most bank in India, support NEFT. National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT). You may pay your US via fee using NEFT. Check with your bank for any applicable fee to usa MPIN service.
After logging into your profile you will get a unique account number to which you will send the NEFT payment. This unique appointment number is required to make the visa interview appointment. It is your responsibility to save this unique account number. If you lose it you might not be able to schedule an appointment.
2. Mobile Payments – IMPS
Payment by Mobile Phone. Applicants with a mobile phone can pay their US visa MRV Fee via their phone using the IMPs system, however, the applicant must be preregistered with their bank to complete payment via their mobile phone and be in possession of a valid MPIN. Check with your bank for any applicable fee to usa MPIN service.
3. Over the counter Cash payment at CitiBank or Axis bank.
US visa fee can be paid at any Citibank or Axis Bank branch in India or at the DRUK bank in Bhutan.
Note : - Before going to the bank for fee payment , You must obtain/print a US visa fee collection slip, on line from your online application profile at. US Visa appointment system at US Travel doc website.
Take the completed fee collection slip to the bank when you pay your fee. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt. The receipt number will be required to setup your visa interview online at Stanley. Applicants are limited to the number of times they can reschedule their appointments. Please plan accordingly so that you are not required to pay another visa application fee. Visa application fees are non-refundable.
This can take up to 2 business days from time of payment for your receipt to be activated.
- Your visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer it to another person.
- You will receive a receipt after paying the application fee.
- This receipt is valid for one year from the date of payment and allows you to schedule your interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
- You must schedule your interview while the receipt is valid, which means your interview must be booked within one year of paying your fee. If you do not schedule an interview within a year of payment then your receipt will expire.
Get more fee details at US visa appointment service website USTravelDoc website.
Non-immigrant visa issuance fee, including border-crossing cards.
For citizens other than India, check the Visa Reciprocity Tables to find out the visa issuance fee amount, if applicable.