U.S. Visa Application Fee to Increase
Application fees for U.S. visas will increase as of June 4, 2010. For applicants for visitor and student visas the new fee is US$ 140. For temporary workers and other “petition-based” visa applications the fee will be US$ 150.00. Previously, all applicants paid US$ 131.00.
Most Canadian citizens do not need visas for travel to the U.S.. The exceptions are Treaty Traders (category E visas) or fiancé/es of U.S. citizens (category K visas).
The fee increases are due to rising costs for providing visa services, according to the U.S. Embassy consular services chief David Hopper. Hopper added that the new fees, which will be charged world-wide, are based on a recent assessment of service costs.
For applicants applying for visas at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and at the U.S. Consulates General in Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver, the visa application fee must be paid in advance at any branch of Scotiabank.
Complete information on the fee changes and the visa application process can be found at the Embassy’s consular services website: www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov or the visa appointment service provider at www.nvars.com.
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