Nota de Prensa
Sección de Prensa y Cultura
Embajada de los Estados Unidos - 24 de mai de 2010
Tel: 434-3000 FAX: 434-0100
U.S. Visa Application Fees to Be Restructured
Revised application fees for all categories of non-immigrant visas to the United States will go
into effect on June 4, 2010. As of that date, a tiered fee system with new and different pricing
for various categories of visas will replace the single-fee system for all visa types previously in
use. The most commonly sought visas in Peru – the B1/B2 tourist/business and the F student
visas – will see a small application fee increase to $140 from the current $131. All other types of
non-immigrant visas will be similarly restructured with different fees depending on the visa type.
The new tiered structure was introduced as a more equitable way to match fees with the level of
administrative effort required to process the various visa categories. The U.S. Department of
State is required by law to recover the cost of processing non-immigrant visas.
Visa applicants in Peru will continue to pay the applicable application fee at Banco Continental
prior to their visa interview. With the new tiered fee structure, it is important that applicants
know the category of visa they seek and its new corresponding fee. They are: Tourist/business
(B1/B2) and student (F) visas are now $140; temporary worker (H), intra-company transferees
(L), aliens with extraordinary abilities (O), athletes/artists/entertainers (P), cultural exchange
visitors (Q) and religious worker (R) visas are now $150; the fiancé of a U.S. citizen (K) visa is
now $350; and, the treaty traders and investors (E) visa is now $390. The comparatively higher
fees for the K and E categories reflect the substantial administrative cost of processing these
types of visas.
The new fees will be applicable as of June 4, 2010. Applicants who have already paid the old
fee and who have visa appointments on or after June 4, 2010, must pay the difference prior to
their visa interview. This can be done either in advance at Banco Continental or at the Embassy
Consular Section on the day of the interview. For additional information on visa categories, fees
and application procedures visit the Embassy website at http://lima.usembassy.gov.