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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 25, 2014 in observance of the Nepali Holiday of Ghatasthapana.  

American citizens needing emergency assistance should contact the Embassy’s duty officer at +977-1-4007266 or +977-1-4007269. The Consular Section’s e-mail address is and the Embassy’s website is

We regret any inconvenience caused by these closures.

We are pleased that you are interested in traveling to the United States.  For information about applying for a non-immigrant visa (tourist visa, student visa, work visa, etc.) or an immigrant visa (including the diversity visa) please choose the appropriate link from menu on the left.  If you have specific questions you would like to ask the Embassy's Consular Section, e-mail

For phone inquires call 423-4500, calls should be made between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.  Or you may come to the Embassy during the following inquiry hours:

  • Immigrant Visas and Diversity Visas
    Monday and Wednesday
    09:00 AM― 11:00 AM  
  • Non-Immigrant Visas
    Tuesday and Wednesday
    01:30 PM ― 03:00 PM   
  • Follow-To-Join
    Monday and Friday
    02:00 PM ― 03:30 PM  

To deliver documents missing from your application, please bring them to the Embassy's Consular Section between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Embassy is closed on certain Nepali and U.S. holidays.

All visa interviews will be by appointment only.  Changes in the regular inquiry schedule will be announced in advance.


If an emergency has arisen and you need to reschedule your visa interview appointment, you may e-mail  If you wish to request an expedited appointment, please explain the reason you are requesting an earlier appointment.  Only emergency cases, as determined by the Consular Section, will receive an earlier appointment date.  We urge you not to e-mail your supporting documents.  Please bring your additional documents at the time of interview.

Medical Treatment or Illness/Death of a Family Member

Applicants who need to travel to the United States for emergency medical treatment or the sudden illness or death of a family member may be eligible for an expedited interview appointment.  Applicants should complete the Online Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application form (DS-160).  After getting an appointment date form Nabil bank, e-mail with the receipt number given by the bank and request an expedited appointment.  Please include a letter from a physician explaining the medical circumstances.  The Embassy reserves the right to determine what constitutes an emergency.  If the expedited appointment request is approved or not, you will get reply via e-mail.

To report instances of fake documents or fraudulent visa applications, please e-mail

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