K-Visa applicants do not have to pay the USCIS fee.
Please Note: It can take several days to receive the payment confirmation, so please plan accordingly.
Paying the Application Fee
Visa applicants whose case is being processed by the Consulate in Frankfurt will be required to pay the fee on the day of the visa interview (except K-Visas); those whose application is being processed through the National Visa Center (NVC), pay the fee before the NVC begins processing the case.
- K1, K2, K3 & K4 Applicants K-Visa applicants are required to pay their fee in advance using our online payment website. The online payment service is provided by CGI Stanley
- Family-based & Immediate Relatives Immigrant Visa Processing Fee US $325.00 per visa applicant
- Employment-based Immigrant Visa Processing Fee US $345.00 per visa applicant
- Diversity Visa (DV) Applicants DV Lottery Fee US $330.00 per visa applicant
- Other Immigrant Visa (SIVs, etc)Processing Fee US $205.00 per visa applicant
- Returning Resident Status (SB-1) SB-1 Application US $180.00 per visa applicant Note: If the SB-1 Application is approved, the following fee is necessary to finish processing your visa SB-1 Fee (Processing) US $205.00 per visa applicant
- Domestic Review of Affidavit or Support (Applies if application is done by the NVC) Processing Fee US $120.00 per Affidavit
Please Note: It can take several days to receive the payment confirmation, so please plan accordingly. Important for the visa interview: Please note that the Visa Deposit Slip from CGI Stanley must be printed out and submitted together with the document check list in order to get a visa interview appointment. We accept the following forms of payments: K-Visa applicants must pay the fee through CGI Stanley before a visa interview can be scheduled.
Cash: Either dollars or euros.
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover – Credit Card payment form (PDF);
• No EC 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
- Cashier’s check issued by an American bank in dollars; OR
- Bankscheck issued by a German bank in dollars.
- All checks must be made payable to the appropriate American Consulate General or to the U.S. Embassy Berlin (depending on your location);
- All checks must be machine-readable (i.e., have a coded line running along the bottom of the check).
- Checks may be no wider than 10cm due to our machine-reader limitations.
NO personal checks will be accepted.