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.
NEW: Starting February 1, 2013, you are also required to pay the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the USCIS Immigrant Fee after you have received the immigrant visa package.
New Immigrant Visa Fee
- Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. The fee must be paid after the immigrant visa has been issued but before the applicant travels to the United States on the visa. Read more....