The United States will rise, from the 30th of May, the amount charged to Brazilians who try to obtain a visa to enter the country. See the updated values at the end of the article.
The US Department of State charges an “application processing fee” for non-immigrant visas (NIV) after filing a form (DS-160) applying for the visa on the US government website.
This fee must be paid in order to schedule the interview at the embassy or consulate – which, in São Paulo, currently has a waiting time of more than 550 days. See the locations and waiting times at the end of the article.
The US justified the readjustment in fees “based on the real cost of providing services” and highlighted that the fee charged on visas for work or tourism, for example, had not been updated since 2014.
- Visa for business or tourism (B1/B2 and BCCs): from US$160 to US$185 (R$815 to R$942)
- Visa for students and exchange: from US$160 to US$185 (R$815 to R$942)
- Temporary worker visa (categories H, L, O, P, Q and R): from US$190 to US$205 (R$967 to R$1,044)
- Trade/investor treaty visa (category E): from US$ 205 to US$ 315 (R$ 1,044 to R$ 1,604)
See below how long it currently takes to schedule an interview for the first issue of a US visa in the B1/B2 categories, which serve for tourism or business.
- US Embassy in Brasilia: 438 days
- US Consulate General in Sao Paulo: 556 days
- US Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro: 442 days
- US Consulate General in Porto Alegre: 438 days
- US Consulate General in Recife: 395 days
(Published by Léo Lopes, with information from Carolina Figueiredo, from CNN)
Source: CNN Brasil
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