US State Department Publishes Final Rule to Increase Consular Fees for Nonimmigrant visa applications and Border Crossing Cards for Certain Mexican Citizens

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Mar 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

On March 28, 2023, US State Department published a Final Rule to increase consular fees for nonimmigrant visa applications and border crossing cards for Mexican citizens aged 15 and over. The rule will go into effect on 05/30/2023.

The fee changes implemented by the rule are:

  • The application processing fee for non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas (except E category) will be raised from $160 to $185.
  • The application processing fee for H, L, O, P, Q, and R category NIVs will be raised from $190 to $205.
  • The fee for E-category NIVs will be raised from $205 to $315.
  • The processing fee for Border Crossing Cards for Mexican citizens aged 15 and over will be raised from $160 to $185.

The fee for the exchange visitor waiver of the two-year residency requirement will be maintained at $120.

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