The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is US$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.
How much do visas usually cost?
|Immediate relative and family preference applications (processed on the basis of an approved I-130, I-600 or I-800 petition)
|Employment-based applications (processed on the basis of an approved I-140 or I-526 petition)
Why do visas cost so much?
Why are US visas so costly? Unlike most questions that come up when applying for a visa, the answer to this one is actually quite easy to answer. It costs money to process the visas. Basically, the fee you pay is covering all the touchpoints you go through.
How long does a visa last?
Usually 6 months. In addition, you can apply for extension of stay for another 6 months. Reason for extension must be consistent with the terms and conditions of your original status. Such type of visa is normally issued up from a period of 1 month to 10 years.