Nonimmigrant Visa Fees

All applicants for a non-immigrant visa must pay the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee at the Embassy on the day of the interview. The MRV fee is non-refundable. Please DO NOT sent cash through the mail. Payment can be made in USD or the Samoan Tala (WST) equivalent.

Visa Type MRV Fee Amount

(U.S. Dollar)

B1/B2 (Business/Tourism) $160
C1, C1/D (Transit Visa, Crew-Airline/Ship) $160
E1/E2 Treaty trader/Investor $205
E3/E3D Specialty work visa for Australians) $205
F1/F2 (Academic Students) $160
H1B/H2A/H2B/H3/H4 (Temporary Employment) $190
I (Media Visa) $160
J1/J2 (Exchange Visitors) $160
K1 Fiancé (Visa) $265
L1/L2 (Intra-company Transferee) $190
M1/M2 (Vocational Student) $160
O1/O2/O3 (Person of Extraordinary Ability) $190
P1/P2/P3/P4 (Performance Visa) $190
Q1 (Cultural Exchange Visitor) $190
R1/R2 (Religious Worker) $190


Additional fees: If you are not travelling on a passport from New Zealand, Samoa, Great Britain, or Korea, you may have to pay additional fees. Please contact the U.S. Visa Information Service on 0900 US VISA (0900 878 472) for further information.