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- Payment Information
- Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts
- Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required
- Blanket L Visa Fee (Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee)
- More Information
Visa applicants, including children, are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee, sometimes referred to as the MRV fee, before applying for a nonimmigrant visa. The visa application fee must be paid whether a visa is issued or not. The type of visa for which you apply determines the fee amount. This webpage lists visa application fees associated with each nonimmigrant visa type.
Please note that only the application fees for nonimmigrant visas are listed here.
Although fees are listed in U.S. dollars, payment must be made using local currency. You can pay your fee by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or cash at any Citibank location in South Korea. More information about payment options is here. To find a Citibank branch, click here.
Your visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer it to another person. If you choose EFT payment option, you will receive a unique beneficiary account number, which will be used as your receipt number for interview appointment. For cash payment at Citibank, you will receive a receipt with transaction reference number after paying the application fee. The transaction reference number will be your receipt number for interview appointment. The receipt number is valid for one year from the date of payment and allows you to schedule your interview at the U.S. Embassy. You must schedule your interview while the receipt number is valid, which means your interview must be booked within one year of paying your fee. If you do not schedule an interview within a year of payment then your receipt number will expire, you will not be able to schedule an interview, and you must pay the fee again and begin the process anew.
Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts
The application fees are shown below and apply to one visa application. 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 The tables below are a more comprehensive list of visa types and fee amounts.
Following the tables is a short list of nonimmigrant visas which do not require payment of an application fee.
|Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (KRW)||Visa Type||Description|
|$160||N/A||I||Journalist and Media|
|$160||N/A||T||Victim of Human Trafficking|
|$160||N/A||U||Victim of Criminal Activity|
|$190||N/A||CW||Transitional Workers CNMI|
|$190||N/A||H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees|
|$190||N/A||O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability|
|$190||N/A||P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers|
|$190||N/A||Q||International Cultural Exchange|
|$265||N/A||K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen|
|$205||N/A||E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty, Long-Term Investor CNMI|
|Visa Type||Description||Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (KRW)|
|CW||Transitional Worker CNMI||$190||N/A|
|E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty, Long-Term Investor CNMI||$205||N/A|
|H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees||$190||N/A|
|I||Journalist and Media||$160||N/A|
|K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen||$265||N/A|
|O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability||$190||N/A|
|P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers||$190||N/A|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange||$190||N/A|
|T||Victim of Human Trafficking||$160||N/A|
|U||Victim of Criminal Activity||$160||N/A|
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 Machine-Readable Visa to correct errors made by consular staff in the visa data, up to one year from the visa’s original date of issuance and only for the remaining validity of the original visa.
- 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 emergency treatment and convalescence
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.
Note: The U.S. petitioner pays the Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee for individual L, H-1B, and H-2B petitions when the petition is filed with USCIS.
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