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Non-Immigrant Visa Fees

Note 1: 

Please be advised that Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fees are non-refundable.

If you have made a credit card payment and have not made a note of the receipt number to schedule an appointment please call 09 887599 or email support-newzealand@ustraveldocs.com  to retrieve your receipt number. 

 

DO NOT PAY THE FEE A SECOND TIME. YOU WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

  
  • The U.S. Consulate General does not accept U.S. cash; all fees must be paid in New Zealand dollars.
  • All applicants for a non-immigrant visa must pay the appropriate non-refundable, Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee as outlined below. 
  • All fees are non-refundable and are subject to change without notice. Kiwibanks in New Zealand Post Shops accept cash, or EFTPOS.
  • K visas are only payable at the Consulate.

Effective March 1, 2015 the following fee schedule will apply:

Visa Type

MRV Fee amount (U.S. Dollar)

B1/B2

(Business/Tourism)

$160

C1, C1/D 

(Transit Visa, Crew-Airline/Ship)

$160

E1/E2

Treaty trader/Investor

$205

E3/E3D

Specialty work visa for Australians) 

$205

F1/F2

(Academic Students)

$160

H1B/H2A/H2B/H3/H4

(Temporary Employment)

$190

I

(Media Visa)

$160

J1/J2

(Exchange Visitors)

$160

K1

Fiancé (Visa)

$265

L1/L2

(Intra-company Transferee)

$190

M1/M2

(Vocational Student)

$160

O1/O2/O3

(Person of Extraordinary Ability)

$190

P1/P2/P3/P4

(Performance Visa)

$190

Q1

(Cultural Exchange Visitor)

$190

R1/R2

(Religious Worker)

$190

Additional fees: Certain countries must pay an additional reciprocity fee. Please contact the U.S. Visa Information Service on +64 9 887 5999 for further information.

Immigrant Visa Fees

Fee Type

U.S. Dollar

IV Petition  I-130 Filing

$420

IV Application

$325

Returning Resident  DS-117

Visa Fee – SB1

 

$180

$205

 

DV Lottery

$330

Boarding foil (Lost Green Card)

No charge

*  Fees for all Immigrant Visa services must be paid in person at the interview. The U.S. Consulate General does not accept U.S. dollars;  all fees must be paid in New Zealand dollars.

SEVIS fees for student and exchange visitors

Further information can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/study-exchange/student.html

What is SEVIS?

The Program is designed to help the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department better monitor student and exchange visitors. The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) maintains information on nonimmigrant students (F and M visa), exchange visitors (J visa), and their dependents (F-2, M-2, and J-2). SEVIS enables schools and program sponsors to transmit mandatory information and event notifications to the Department of Homeland Security and State Department during the visitor's stay in the United States.

Who pays the fee?

Those who wish to enter the United States either as a student or as an exchange visitor must complete Form I-20 or DS-2019, depending on the nature of the visit, and pay the fee.

How much is the fee?

STUDENTS

USD

F-1 ,F-3, M-1, or M-3 VISA CLASS

$200

                                                EXCHANGE VISITORS

For exchange visitors (J-1) except for those listed separately below

$180

Federally sponsored exchange visitor program (program code start with G-1, G-2 or G-3)

None

Summer work/travel program

$35

Au Pair program

$35

Camp counselor program

$35

When do prospective students or exchange visitors pay the SEVIS fee?

Applicants who require a visa to enter the United States must pay the SEVIS fee on-line before going to the Consulate for their visa interviews.

How is the SEVIS fee paid?

Through the Internet at the Student and Exchange Visitor Program website (http://FMJ.gov) by using a credit card and completing the online Form I-901.