US Tourist And Student Visas Fees Set To Increase

US Tourist And Student Visas Fees Set To Increase

The cost of United States visas is set to increase at the end of May 2023, after the US State Department said that processing fees for some categories will rise.

The US State Department announced that a fee increase ranging from $15 to $110 will be implemented on 30 May 2023, impacting tourist, business, student, and exchange visitor visa applications.

“Effective May 30, 2023, the fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2), and other non-petition based NIVs such as student and exchange visitor visas, will increase from $160 to $185. The fee for certain petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) will increase from $190 to $205. The fee for a treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicants in a specialty occupation (E category) will increase from $205 to $315.”

However, the state department added, “Other consular fees are not affected by this rule, including the waiver of the two-year residency required fee for certain exchange visitors.”

The US State Department has made several attempts to try and cut down on visa wait time and has also taken steps to launch a pilot project in the next few months, where certain categories of the H1-B visa are stamped inside the country. 

What are your thoughts on this issue? Talk to us in the comment section below. Or if you need more advice on the above, contact us for further travel & immigration advice.

Check out the deals we have found below and tell us your travel plans.

Check out the offers and discounts from:

And because of the pandemic, don’t forget to get your travel insurance, which will cover you for flight disruptions and pandemic related matters.

IaM can help with your visa application to Europe, the United States, the UK & other countries

If you need help with a US visa, a UK Visa, or a visa to Europe, including help with appointment booking obligations, IaM can help. For more information and advice on US immigration, UK immigration law and US visa applications or if you need any help or assistance please, reach out to your Visa Coordinator at IaM.

Some of our posts include affiliate links. If you choose to purchase any of these products, we might get a small commission. For more information, check out our TOS.


Leave a Reply