Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

State Dept. Proposes Increase in Nonimmigrant Visa Application, BCC Fees


The Department of State published a proposed rule (PDF) on December 14, 2009, to increase nonimmigrant visa application processing and Border Crossing Card (BCC) fees. Under the proposed rule:

  • Applicants for all visas that are not petition-based, including B-1/B-2 tourist and business visitor visas and student/exchange visitor visas, would pay $140
  • Applicants for petition-based visas (H, L, O, P, Q, R) would pay $150
  • Applicants for treaty traders and investors (E) would pay $390
  • Applicants for K visas would pay $350
  • Applicants for nonpetition-based machine-readable visas (except E category) and BCC applications, with the exception of certain Mexican citizen minors’ BCCs, would pay $140

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Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation, a nationally recognized law firm, has successfully assisted hundreds of clients in immigration matters.

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