Nigeria: U.S. Will increase Visa Software Charges


The U.S. authorities has introduced an increment for its non-migrant visa utility payment efficient from March 30.

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria, which mentioned this in a press release on Wednesday in Abuja, disclosed that the will increase had been printed within the Federal Register on March 28.

In accordance with the U.S. authorities, the modifications is in step with the Division of State’s dedication to facilitating legit journey to the USA for each immigrant and nonimmigrant travellers.

“The Division of State printed a Ultimate Rule relating to will increase to sure non-immigrant visa utility (NIV) processing charges and the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican residents age 15 and over.

“These will increase had been printed within the Federal Register on March 28, 2023 and will likely be efficient on Could 30, 2023.

“The payment for customer visas for enterprise or tourism (B1/B2s and BCCs), and different non-petition based mostly NIVs akin to pupil and change customer visas, will enhance from 160 {dollars} to 185 {dollars},” it said.

The mission mentioned that the payment for sure petition-based non-immigrant visas for non permanent employees (H, L, O, P, Q, and R classes) would enhance from 190 {dollars} to 205 {dollars}.

“The payment for a treaty dealer, treaty investor, and treaty candidates in a specialty occupation (E class) will enhance from 205 {dollars} to 315 {dollars}.

“NIV charges are set based mostly on the precise value of offering NIV companies and are decided after conducting a examine of the price of these companies

“The Division makes use of an Exercise-Primarily based Costing (ABC) methodology to calculate, yearly, the price of offering consular companies, together with visa companies.

“The charges for many non-petition based mostly NIVs had been final up to date in 2012, and sure different NIV charges had been final up to date in 2014,” it said.

In accordance with the mission, different consular charges will not be affected by this rule, together with the waiver of the two-year residency required payment for sure change guests.

“The U.S. authorities additionally famous that Visas for work and tourism are important to President Biden’s overseas coverage, recognising the vital function worldwide journey performs within the U.S. economic system.

“Charge info might be discovered on the Bureau of Consular Affairs web site,, and on the web sites of U.S. embassies and consulates,” it said. (NAN)

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