Beginning June 4, 2010 important changes go into effect regarding payment of non-immigrant visas applications fees:
- A new, tiered visa application fee is being introduced. For most applicants the new visa application fee is US $140. This includes applicants for visitor and business visitor visas (categories B-1 and B-2), student visas (category F) and exchange visitor visas (category J).
- For applicants for most petition-based visas (categories H, L, O, P, Q and R) the new visa application fee is $150.
Individuals applying for U.S. visas at all Consulates in Canada must first deposit the application fee to a ScotiaBank branch located in Canada. The deposit slip for your visa application fee consists of 3 pages and is available at this web site. A separate set of deposit slips is required for each applicant. Take all three pages of the deposit slip(s) to any branch of ScotiaBank, and pay the nonrefundable U.S. visa application fee of either US $140 or US $150 depending on the category of visa. The payment must be made in either US $ cash, a US $ certified check or a US $ money order; incoming mail deposits and wired deposits are not accepted. The bank teller will stamp all three copies of your receipt and should return two copies to you. You must submit two validated deposit receipts with your visa application. To locate the nearest Scotiabank location, please use the Branch Locator found at http://www.scotiabank.com
Applicants for Treaty Trader and Investor visas (categories E-1 and E-2) and for Fiancé(e) visas (category K) should see special fee payment information for the offices that process those applications, Consulate General Toronto and Consulate General Vancouver. The new fee for category E applicants is $390.00. The fee for category K applicants is $350.00.
For applicants for E-3 visas (Treaty Alien in a Specialty Occupation) the new visa application fee is $390.00. E-3 applicants, including spouses and children seeking E-3 visas, should pay this application fee directly to the consular office at the time of application. No deposit slip is required. Applicants should be prepared to pay this fee is US$ cash.
Applicants of certain nationalities may also be subject to a reciprocity fee, which is paid at the Consulate or Embassy only if the visa is issued.
Depending on your country of citizenship, you may also be required to pay a fee for visa issuance, known as a reciprocity fee. Operators at the 900 telephone service can give you additional information on the amount of the fee, which varies according to type of visa and country of citizenship. If your visa application is approved, you will be asked to pay this fee at the time of your interview. You may pay your reciprocity fee in either U.S. or Canadian currency.