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Non-Immigrant Visa Fees

  • 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 September 12, 2014 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

$192

C1, C1/D

(Transit Visa, Crew-Airline/Ship)

$160

$192

E1/E2

Treaty trader/Investor

$205

$246

E3/E3D

Specialty work visa for Australians)

$205

$246

F1/F2

(Academic Students)

$160

$192

H1B/H2A/H2B/H3/H4

(Temporary Employment)

$190

$228

I

(Media Visa)

$160

$192

J1/J2

(Exchange Visitors)

$160

$192

K1

Fiancé (Visa)

$265

$318

L1/L2

(Intra-company Transferee)

$190

$228

M1/M2

(Vocational Student)

$160

$192

O1/O2/O3

(Person of Extraordinary Ability)

$190

$228

P1/P2/P3/P4

(Performance Visa)

$190

$228

Q1

(Cultural Exchange Visitor)

$190

$228

R1/R2

(Religious Worker)

$190

$228

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

$504

IV Application

$325

$390

Returning Resident  DS-117

Visa Fee – SB1

$180

$205

$216

$246

DV Lottery

$330

$396

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