Fees for Consular Services

The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service.

The Department seeks to recover, as far as possible, the cost of providing consular services through the collection of consular fees.  The Department regularly reviews these costs and adjusts fees as necessary to reflect the cost of service.

The processing fee for B-1 (visitor for business) and B-2 (visitor for pleasure) and most other categories of nonimmigrant visa processing fees will remain the same.  The fee for K visas (for fiancé (e)s of U.S. citizens) will increase.

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees


Type of Visa Previous Fee New Fee
Fiancé(e) visas (K)      $240  $265


Immigrant Visa Processing Fees


Type of Visa Previous Fee New Fee
Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications $230 $325
Other Immigrant Visa Applications $220 $205
Determining Returning Resident Status $275 $180
Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement $215 $120
Affidavit of Support Review (only when reviewed domestically $88 $120


Citizens’ and Administrative Services

Documenting a U.S. citizen’s renunciation of citizenship is extremely costly, requiring U.S. consular officers overseas to spend substantial amounts of time to accept, process, and adjudicate cases.  The fee for processing renunciation of citizenship, which had previously been subsidized, is now reflective of the true cost.

Type of Service Previous Fee New Fee
Renunciation of Citizenship $450 $2350


Charge for Consular Time (for fee services performed outside of normal business hours or away from the office)


$231 per hour $135 per hour


Fee information may also be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website, travel.state.gov, and on the websites of U.S. embassies and consulates