State Dept Increases Student Visa Processing Fee

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 8:08 am

The State Department has announced that, as of April 13, it is raising the visa processing fee for student visas. The fee will now be $160, up from $140.

What other costs can you expect?

Students from some countries may pay a visa reciprocity fee.  Look up your country here: Reciprocity by Country

As a student, you will also need to pay a SEVIS fee of $200.

One response to “State Dept Increases Student Visa Processing Fee”

  1. shuvo says:

    i could not understand why they are increasing visa fees day by day. visa fees should not be so much high. because visa should be for all like poor or rich

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