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New Consular Fees in Effect on September 12, 2014

The Schedule of Fees for Consular Services is changing and will be implemented on September 12, 2014.  Amendments to the Schedule of Fees include:

 Application fee (also known as MRV fee) for:
-- E Treaty Trader/Investor Nonimmigrant Visas (NIVs) $270 to $205
-- K Fiancé NIVs $240 to $265  

Processing fee for:
-- Immediate Relative/Family-based Immigrant Visas (IVs) $230 to $325
-- Employment-based IVs $405 to $345
-- Other IVs (I-360 and special IVs) $220 to $205
-- Affidavit of Support (at the National Visa Center) $88 to $120
-- Waiver of Two-Year Residency Requirement $215 to $120
-- Determining returning resident status $275 to $180

Fee for:
-- Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship $450 to $2,350

The fee for any service not listed above, such as the fee payable for all other Nonimmigrant Visa categories (including those for tourists and students) will remain unchanged 

Applicants must pay the new fees effective September 12, 2014.  For fees that are increasing, receipts for fees paid under the previous fee schedule will be valid for 90 days from the effective date of the new fees (through December 11, 2014).  Receipts for Immigrant Visa application processing are not subject to the 90-day limit; they will remain valid for the usual one year from the date of issuance.  The fee charged an applicant will be the fee effective on the date the fee was paid, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application processing fees paid domestically to the National Visa Center, which will be effective as of the date of billing.  This applies to all fees, including those that are decreasing.  For visa categories in which fees are decreasing, no refunds will be available to persons who paid prior to the effective date (September 12, 2014) of the new fees.

Additional information about these and other fee changes are available at:

New Consular Fees Effective September 12, 2014


The U.S. Embassy will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day in the United States.  Also the Embassy will be closed on Thursday, September 25th in observance of the Nepali Holiday of Ghatasthapana.  

We regret any inconvenience caused by these closures.

Normal embassy hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy provides services to U.S. citizens between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. The Embassy is closed on certain Nepali and U.S. holidays.

U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance may contact the Embassy at any time. For an emergency involving death, arrest, serious illness or injury, or anything that threatens the life or safety of a U.S. citizen in Nepal, call 423-4000 during normal business hours.  Tell the operator that you have an emergency and ask to be transferred to the American Citizen Services Unit. After normal business hours, emergency assistance is available by calling 01-400-7266 or 01-400-7269. If calling from the United States, first dial 011-977- and then omit the next zero (for example, the normal business hours number would be 011-977-1-423-4000).  If dialing from most other countries, begin by dialing 00-977.

To contact the Nepal police, simply dial 100.

The Consular Section will NOT respond to U.S. visa inquires on this phone line. Please send all U.S. visa inquiries to:

The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu can assist when a U.S. citizen in Nepal is arrested, missing, is a victim of violent crime, becomes ill or dies, or when there is otherwise a need for immediate help. We can assist with information on local resources and by contacting family members in the United States apprised of the circumstances, so that they can make necessary decisions and provide financial and logistical support. Lost or stolen passports can only be replaced during normal office hours.

Appointments for non-emergency services can be made online by clicking here. Once you have made an appointment with the Consular Section, please bring the appointment confirmation printout to the Embassy on the day of the appointment. Appointments CANNOT be made over the telephone.

Consular Section Information

The Embassy is located in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, just south of the Narayan Chowk intersection with Ring Road. The entrance to the Consular Section is to the left of the main entrance.

Please note: Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not permitted inside the Embassy. 

The Consular Section will accept payment by credit cards issued from a recognized bank or credit card service provider ONLY for U.S. citizen service fees.

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