Visa Consular Processing Fees Increase - (4/11/12)

As of April 13, 2012, the fee for most nonimmigrant consular visa applications and Border Crossing Cards will increase. If you paid your consular visa fee before April 13, 2012, you do not have to pay the difference between the new and old fee amounts as long as your consular visa interview is on or before July 12, 2012. Starting July 13, 2012, you will be required to pay the difference between the old and new fee amounts – no exceptions.

O and P consular applicants will need to pay $190, not including any reciprocity fees.  The base application fee is paid prior to the appointment and it is critical to check the consular post’s specific requirements regarding fee payment.  Reciprocity fees, if applicable, are paid in cash on the day of the consular interview.

Note that this fee is for visa processing abroad -- separate from the filing fee paid to USCIS when initially filing the I-129 petition.