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IMPORTANT!! Effective April 13, 2012, the Department of State will adjust visa processing fees. Please go to: for more information.

As of April 13, 2012 the fees for Immigrant Visa Services are as follows:

  • $230 for immediate relative and family preference cases;
  • $405 for employment-based cases;
  • $220 for other categories (including Diversity Visa, SE category special immigrant, and self-petitioner cases). (Special immigrants under Section 1244 of the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 and Section 602(b) of the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 remain fee-exempt.)
  • $330 for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program Fee.
  • $275 for determining Returning Resident Status.