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Non-Immigrant Visa Fees

Effective 1 March 2015 there will be a fee change for all Consular Services due to the recent increase in exchange rate of 1 USD to 1.3 NZD.  

Please note there is no change to the U.S. dollar cost in Consular Services. 

  

  • 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 in table below. 
  • All fees may be subject to change without notice and are non-refundable.
  • Kiwibanks in New Zealand Post Shops accept cash, or EFTPOS.
  • K visas are only payable at the Consulate.

As of March 1, 2015 the following fee schedule will apply:

 

Visa Type

MRV Fee amount (U.S. Dollar)

 

MRV Fee amount

(New Zealand Dollar)  

B1/B2

(Business/Tourism)

$160

$208

C1, C1/D 

(Transit Visa, Crew-Airline/Ship) 

$160 

$208

E1/E2 

Treaty trader/Investor 

$205 

$266.5

E3/E3D  

Specialty work visa for Australians) 

$205 

$266.5

F1/F2 

(Academic Students) 

$160 

$208 

H1B/H2A/H2B/H3/H4

(Temporary Employment) 

$190 

$247 

I

(Media Visa)

$160

$208

J1/J2

(Exchange Visitors)

$160

$208

K1

Fiancé (Visa)

$265

$344.5

L1/L2

(Intra-company Transferee)

$190

$247

M1/M2

(Vocational Student)

$160

$208

O1/O2/O3

(Person of Extraordinary Ability)

$190

$247

P1/P2/P3/P4

(Performance Visa)

$190

$247

Q1

(Cultural Exchange Visitor)

$190

$247

R1/R2

(Religious Worker)

$190

$247

Additional fees: If you are not travelling on a passport from New Zealand, Samoa, Great Britain, or Korea, you may have to 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

 

New Zealand Dollar

 

IV Petition  I-130 Filing

 

$420

 

$546

 

IV Application

 

$325

 

$422.5

 

Returning Resident  DS-117

 

Visa Fee – SB1

$180

 

$205

$234

 

$266.5

DV Lottery

 

$330

 

$429

Boarding foil (Lost Green Card)

 

No charge

 

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 from this link http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/study-exchange/student.html

 

What is SEVIS?

 

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program is designed to help the Department of Homeland Security and State Department better monitor student and exchange visitors. The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) maintains accurate and current 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 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 by using a credit card and completing the online Form I-901