The United States announced this Tuesday an increase in the prices of tourist, business, student, temporary worker and investor visas that will be effective as of May 30.
Specifically, the cost of tourist visas and business (B1/B2s and BCC) and students and exchange will go from $160 to $185.
Fees for some visas temporary jobs (H, L, O, P, Q, and R) will rise from the current $190 to $205, while the Traders and Investors (E) will rise from $205 to $315.
The State Department argued in a statement that the rates of the so-called non-immigrant visas are calculated from the costs of the consular services. The last revision of some prices was made in 2014.
The agency assured that work and tourist visas are “essential” for the foreign policy of the President of the United States, Joe Bidenwho “recognizes the fundamental role of travel in the economy” of the country.
“He Department of State is committed to facilitating legitimate travel to the United States for both immigrants and non-immigrants,” the note states.