The United States Department of State publishes a list with prices that some process for applications for nonimmigrant visas, known as NIVs, as well as border crossing cards (BCCs) for Mexican citizens. Will also happen. 15 years old. after age.
application fee for Visitor Visa for Business or Tourism (B1/B2 and BCC)and other nonimmigrant visas (NIV) that are not petition-based, such as student and exchange visitor visas, They have increased from 160 USD to 185 USD.
Application fees for certain nonimmigrant visas Based on petitions for temporary employees (categories H, L, O, P, Q and R) It has increased from $190 to $205.
Application fee for a treaty trader, Treaty investor and treaty seeker in a specified business (Category E) increased to $315.
Other consular fees, meanwhile, remain the same, including a fee for a waiver of the two-year residency requirement for some exchange visitors.
US officials have noted that applicants who have paid a visa application fee that is currently valid and has not expired, but who have not yet appeared for their visa interview or are waiting for their case to be processed No additional fee will be charged from those waiting for the same. charge.
“This is the first time that the prices have increased since 2014. They go to recover the cost of providing the services of the consular sections,” iIndicated the Embassy of the United States of America in Bogotá.
The embassy indicated that work and tourist visas are “essential to President Biden’s foreign policy”.
“We recognize the role that Colombian citizens play in the United States economy,” he said.
It should be noted that andThese rate hikes are effective till May 30, 2023.