The USA Mission in Nigeria has introduced that the US authorities has elevated the applying payment for nonimmigrant visas efficient March 30.
NewsTimes experiences that the Mission in a press release in Abuja on Wednesday introduced that the will increase had been revealed within the Federal Register on March 28.
The modifications are mentioned to be according to the State Division’s dedication to make it simpler for each immigrants and nonimmigrants to journey legitimately to america.
The US authorities mentioned: “The Division of State has revealed a closing rule concerning will increase in sure nonimmigrant visa (NIV) and border crossing card (BCC) processing charges for Mexican nationals 15 years of age and older.
“These will increase had been revealed within the Federal Register on March 28, 2023 and can take impact on Might 30, 2023.
“The payment for enterprise or tourism customer visas (B1/B2 and BCC) and different non-petition NIVs, corresponding to scholar visas and alternate customer visas, will enhance from $160 to $185.”
It mentioned the payment for sure petition-based nonimmigrant visas for short-term employees (H, L, O, P, Q and R classes) will enhance from $190 to $205.
In accordance with the Mission, the payment for contract dealer, contract investor and particular occupation settlement candidates (class E) will enhance from $205 to $315.
“NIV charges are decided primarily based on the precise prices of offering NIV providers and are decided after conducting a value examine of those providers
“The Division makes use of the Exercise Costing (ABC) methodology to calculate, yearly, the price of offering consular providers, together with visa providers.
“Charges for many non-petition-based NIVs had been final up to date in 2012, and another NIV charges had been final up to date in 2014,” it’s said.
The USA added that the rule doesn’t have an effect on different consular charges, together with the elimination of the two-year keep payment for sure alternate guests.
It additionally famous that work and tourism visas are important to President Biden’s overseas coverage, recognizing the essential position that worldwide journey performs within the American financial system.
“Price info may be discovered on the Bureau of Consular Affairs web site, journey.state.gov, and on the web sites of U.S. embassies and consulates,” it’s said.