Visa applicants whose I-130 petition was filed with the Consular Section in Frankfurt will be required to pay the fee on the day of the visa interview; those whose application was filed with USCIS in the U.S. and is being processed through the National Visa Center (NVC), pay the fee before the NVC begins processing the case.
You are also required to pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee after you have received the immigrant visa package in order to receive your Green Card by mail after entry into the United States.
|Family-based & Immediate Relatives Immigrant Visa||$325.00 per visa applicant|
|Employment-based Immigrant Visa||$345.00 per visa applicant|
|Diversity Visa (DV) Applicants||$330.00 per visa applicant|
|Other Immigrant Visa (SIVs, etc)||$205.00 per visa applicant|
|Returning Resident Status (SB-1)||US $180.00 per visa applicant
Note: If the SB-1 Application is approved, the following fee is
|Domestic Review of Affidavit or Support
(Applies if application is done by the NVC):
|Processing Fee US $120.00 per Affidavit|
We accept the following forms of payments:
|Cash||Dollar or Euros|
|Credit Cards||Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover; No EC/Maestro Cards are accepted.|
|International Money Orders||American Express or U.S. Postal Service money orders made payable to “U.S. Department of State”;|
|Cashier’s Check / Bankschecks||
USCIS Fee (After Visa Issuance)
You must submit the $220 U.S. Dollar payment online after receiving your visa package from the Department of State and before you depart for the United States. If you cannot pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee, another person, such as your petitioner, sponsor, relative or friend, can make this payment on your behalf. You will need to provide them with your Alien Number and Case ID, which are provided with the immigrant visa package. Please note: The system asks for a 9-digit A-Number. If your A-number has eight digits, you will need to add a “zero” (0) after the A.
Payments may be made directly from a U.S. bank account or using a credit card or debit card. Visit www.USCIS.gov/ImmigrantFee to learn more about the USCIS Immigrant Fee and to make your payment.
Follow these steps to submit payment online:
- Fill in all fields completely and accurately. If an item is not applicable type “N/A”.
- Click on Make Payment.
- Enter your payment information and click on Continue with Payment.
- Double check that the information presented is correct.
- Enter your email address to receive confirmation of the transaction.
- Check the Authorization Box and click on Submit Payment.
- Keep a copy of the receipt for your records.