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Immigrants to the United States

Consular Exchange Rate: Rs. 54 to $1. (Exchange rates are subject to change without notice).  Revised Immigrant visa fees W.E.F. November 29, 2011.

IV- Immediate Relative and Family Preference Cases (processed on the basis of I-130, I-600 or I-800) Application

$ 330

Rs. 17,820

Security enhancement surcharge

$ 74

Rs.  3,996

IV - Employment based cases (processed on the basis of an I-140 petition) Application

$ 720

Rs. 38,880

Security enhancement surcharge

$ 74

Rs.  3,996

K-1/2/3

$ 350

Rs. 18,900

SB-1 Application (Returning Resident Visas)

$ 380

Rs. 20,520

Transportation Letter

$ 165

Rs.  8,910

Form I-130 (To file petition)

$ 420

Rs. 22,680

Waiver Application (Form I-601)

$ 585

Rs. 31,590

Finger Print

$ 85

Rs.   4,590

IV - Processing, IR & Family Visas ($330+74)

$ 404

Rs. 21,816

IV - Processing, Employment Visas ($720+74)

$ 794

Rs. 42,876

IV - SB-1 Processing ($305+74)

$ 379

Rs. 20,466

Diversity Visas - Application

$ 305

Rs. 16,470

DV Lottery surcharge (in addition to application fee and security enhancement surcharge)

$ 440

Rs. 23,760

Security enhancement surcharge

$ 74

Rs.  3,996

DV - Processing ($305+440+74)

$ 819

Rs. 44,226

Special IV (self-petitioned cases, and all other Immigrant Visas ($305+74)

$ 379

Rs. 20,466

All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How to Pay
An applicant can pay any immigrant visa fee in Indian rupees by demand draft at the U.S. Consulate. We accept checks, traveler's checks, cash or credit cards. Demand drafts must be from a national or foreign bank with a Chennai branch (no cooperative banks are allowed), payable to "U.S. Consulate General, Chennai." Visa fees are not refundable.

A few tips:

  • Please write the applicant's name, case number and passport number on the back of the demand draft.
  • Courier Delivery Fees: Please pay courier charges Rs.387/- per applicant by cash at the VFS office.

If the case involves refugee or significant public benefit parole case processing: No fees charged.