US Visa Fees for those applying from India

The application fees are listed below and apply to one visa application. The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is $160. This includes tourist, business, student, and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are US$190. K visas cost US$265 and the fee amount for E visas is US$205 The tables below are a more comprehensive list of visa types and fee amounts.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts – Sorted by Fee Class
Fee Amount (in USD) Fee Amount (in INR) Visa Type Description
$160 10880.00 B Business/Tourist
$160 10880.00 C-1 Transit
$160 10880.00 D Ship/Airline Crew
$160 10880.00 F Student (academic)
$160 10880.00 I Journalist and Media
$160 10880.00 J Exchange Visitors
$160 10880.00 M Student (vocational)
$160 10880.00 TN/TD NAFTA Professionals
$190 12920.00 H Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees
$190 12920.00 L Intracompany Transferees
$190 12920.00 O Persons with Extraordinary Ability
$190 12920.00 P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers
$190 12920.00 Q International Cultural Exchange
$190 12920.00 R Religious Worker
$265 18020.00 K Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen
$205 13940.00 E Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty
Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts – Sorted by Visa Type
Visa Type Description Fee Amount (in USD) Fee Amount (in INR)
B Business/Tourist $160 10880.00
C-1 Transit $160 10880.00
D Ship/Airline Crew $160 10880.00
E Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty $205 13940.00
F Student (academic) $160 10880.00
H Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees $190 12920.00
I Journalist and Media $160 10880.00
J Exchange Visitor $160 10880.00
K Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen $265 18020.00
L Intracompany Transferees $190 12920.00
M Student (vocational) $160 10880.00
O Persons with Extraordinary Ability $190 12920.00
P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers $190 12920.00
Q International Cultural Exchange $190 12920.00
R Religious Worker $190 12920.00
TN/TD NAFTA Professionals $160 10880.00

Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required

  • Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas (as defined in 22 CFR 41.26)
  • Applicants holding J visas and who are participating in certain official U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges
  • Replacement of a machine-readable visa within one year of visa issuance, when the original visa was not properly affixed or the visa needs to be reissued through no fault of the applicant
  • Applicants exempted by international agreement, including members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly, and their immediate families
  • Applicants traveling to provide certain charitable services
  • U.S. Government employees traveling on official business
  • A parent, sibling, spouse or child of a U.S. Government employee killed in the line of duty who is traveling to attend the employee’s funeral and/or burial; or a parent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter of a U.S. Government employee critically injured in the line of duty for visitation during urgent treatment and convalescence.
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Other Fees

In some cases, additional visa fees are paid directly to the National Visa Center, to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or to the Department of Homeland Security,

  • Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance (“Reciprocity”) Fees
    Applicants from certain countries may be required to pay a visa issuance fee after their application is approved. These fees are based on “reciprocity” (what another country charges a U.S. citizen for a similar-type of visa). The United States strives to eliminate visa issuance fees whenever possible, however, when a foreign government imposes these fees on U.S. citizens for certain types of visas, the United States will impose a “reciprocal” fee on citizens of that country for similar types of visas. The Department of State’s website has more information about visa issuance fees and can help you determine if an issuance fee applies to your nationality.
  • SEVIS Fees
    The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an Internet-based system that tracks F, M and J visa participants (and their family members) from the time they receive their initial documentation (either an I-20 or a DS-2019) until they graduate/leave school or conclude/leave program.F, M and J visa principal applicants: Check with your U.S. school to make sure your information has been entered into SEVIS. You will need to pay a separate SEVIS fee in addition to the visa application fee. For nonimmigrant students with Form I-20, the SEVIS fee is US$200. For most exchange visitors with Form DS-2019, the SEVIS fee is US$180. Payment cannot be made at the Embassy or Consulate. Instructions for paying the SEVIS fee can be found here.SEVIS Fee Exception
    Applicants participating in a U.S. Government sponsored program (programs whose codes begin with G-1, G-2, G-3, G-7) are not required to pay the SEVIS fee.
  • Blanket L Fee (Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee)First-time principal applicants who are covered under a blanket petition for L status must pay a Fraud Prevention and Detection fee of US $500. This fee should be paid to the cashier at the Consular Section on the day of the interview. If a subsequent L-1 visa application is based on a new Form I-129S, the Fraud Prevention and Detection fee must be collected again.Blanket L-1 applications for petitioners with more than 50 employees in the United States and with more than 50 percent of those employees in H-1B or L status are subject to an additional (U.S. dollar) $4,500 9-11 Response and Biometric Entry-Exit Fee.  Applicants will need to pay the additional fee at the time of interview (in the form of an Indian Rupee-equivalent demand draft, credit card, or cash payment.). These fees are non-refundable. L-2 derivative applicants are not subject to the fee.

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