May 24, 2010 (LBO) – Application fees for US non-immigrant visas will increase on June 4, 2010, the US embassy in Colombo said in a statement. Application fees for the business (B1), tourist (B2), student (F), and exchange visitor (J) visas, those most often applied for by travelers, will have a “modest increase” to 140 US dollars (16,100 rupees), it said.
The present fee for a non-immigrant (NIV) visa is 131 dollars. The application fee for a immigrant visa (IV) is 355 dollars.
The visas application fees for Treaty Traders/Investors (E) will increase to 390 dollars (44,900 rupees).
The visa application fees for Temporary Workers (H), Intra-company Transferees (L), Extraordinary Ability applicants (O), Performers (P), Cultural Exchange participants (Q), and Religious Workers (R) will increase to 150 dollars (17,300 rupees).
The visa application fee for fiancÃ©es of American citizens (K) will be 350 dollars (40,300 rupees).
All other non-immigrant visa categories will have an application fee of 140 dollars (16,100 rupees).
The new fees, recently announced by the US Department of State, are the first increas