Depending on the type of USA visa you are applying for, the US visa fees may be different. See the following table to see how much is the fees for applicable US visa.
Following is the fee structure for non-immigrant US visas. All fees are non-refundable. Current consular US Dollar exchange rate 1 USD = ₹ 65.00 valid through Dec 20th, 2013
|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||₹ 12,350|
|K visa||$350||₹ 22,750|
Note: US consulate determines the visa fees in Indian Rupees. The exact fee equivalent in Indian Rupees (INR) is subject to change depending on currency exchange rates. Current consular US Dollar exchange rate 1 USD = ₹ 65.00 valid through Dec 20th, 2013Additional 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 US visa fees 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 can also pay their visitor visa fees through their mobile phone using the IMPS system. However, the applicants must be preregistered with their bank to complete payment via their mobile phone and also have a valid MPIN. Check with your bank for any applicable fee associated with MPIN service.
IMPS payments can be initiated by either sending a text to the bank or via mobile banking application. In order to avoid a delay in scheduling appointments for both interview and fingerprinting, make sure to enter the exact amount as listed on the payment confirmation screen, and correct Beneficiary Mobile Number and Beneficiary MMID number.
Once the payments have been settled you will receive a text message with a 12-digit IMPS reference number. Use this IMPS number to schedule your interview appointments.
Applicants will be able to schedule their appointment within 3 hours of paying the Visa Fees via IMPS System
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.
Your payment receipt will be activated for making US Visa Interview within 3 hours of paying your visa application fee at a AXIS/Citibank branch
- 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.
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.