Visa applicants, including children, are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee, sometimes referred to as the MRV fee, before applying for a nonimmigrant visa. The visa application fee must be paid whether a visa is issued or not. The type of visa for which you apply determines the fee amount. Depending on your citizenship and the type of visa you are applying for, you may also have to pay a visa issuance or "reciprocity“ fee. This webpage lists visa application fees associated with each nonimmigrant visa type.
Please note that only the application fees for nonimmigrant visas are listed here.
Although fees are listed in U.S. dollars, payment must be made using local currency. You can pay your fee at any Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) location. More information about payment options is here. To find a Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) branch, click here.
Your visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer it to another person. You will receive a receipt after paying the application fee. This receipt is valid for one year from the date of payment and allows you to schedule your interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You must schedule your interview while the receipt is valid, which means your interview must be booked within one year of paying your fee. If you do not schedule an interview within a year of payment then your receipt will expire, you will not be able to schedule an interview, and you must pay the fee again and begin the process anew.
Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts
The application fees are listed below and apply to one visa application. The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is US$160. This includes tourist, business, student, and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are US$190. K visas cost US$265 and the fee amount for E visas is US$205. The tables below have a more comprehensive list of visa types and fee amounts.
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Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Fee Class
|Fee Amount (USD$)||Fee Amount (BDT)||Visa Type||Description|
|$160||12640.00||I||Journalist and Media|
|$160||12640.00||T||Victim of Human Trafficking|
|$160||12640.00||U||Victim of Criminal Activity|
|$190||15010.00||H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees|
|$190||15010.00||O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability|
|$190||15010.00||P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers|
|$190||15010.00||Q||International Cultural Exchange|
|$265||20935.00||K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen|
|$205||16195.00||E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty|
Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Visa Type
|Visa Type||Description||Fee Amount (USD$)||Fee Amount (BDT)|
|E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty||$205||16195.00|
|H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees||$190||15010.00|
|I||Journalist and Media||$160||12640.00|
|K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen||$265||20935.00|
|O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability||$190||15010.00|
|P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers||$190||15010.00|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange||$190||15010.00|
|T||Victim of Human Trafficking||$160||12640.00|
|U||Victim of Criminal Activity||$160||12640.00|
Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required
- Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas (as defined in 22 CFR 41.26);
- Applicants holding J visas and who are participating in certain official U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges;
- Replacement of a machine-readable visa within one year of visa issuance, when the original visa was not properly affixed or the visa needs to be reissued through no fault of the applicant;
- Applicants exempted by international agreement, including members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly, and their immediate families;
- Applicants traveling to provide certain charitable services;