Tiered fee structure information

New Tiered Structure for Visa Application Fees


Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will begin implementing a tiered structure for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, also called the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee.  This new tiered structure more accurately reflects the cost of accepting, adjudicating and issuing various visa applications.

The MRV fee is $160 for the following visa categories: B (including B1/B2), C, C1/D, D, F, I, J, and M.

The MRV fee is $190 for the following visa categories: H, L, O, P, Q, and R.

The MRV fee is $205 for E treaty trader/investor visas.

The MRV fee is $265  for the K fiancée visa. 

More on Consular fees: : http://intranet.ca.state.gov/@res_rx/documents/rx/tablesandschedules/Schedule_of_Fees.pdf
Identifying Your Visa Category

Applicants must take special care to identify the correct visa category before paying the MRV fee.  Visa type is determined by the purpose of travel (e.g. tourism).  If you are uncertain how to correctly identify your purpose of travel, visit the Visa Types page to establish which visa category you should apply for.  Each possible purpose of travel is associated with a letter called the “visa symbol,” such as “student (F).”