Fees

Immigrant Visa Fees

Most immigrant visa fees are paid in advance by the petitioner, in the United States, to the National Visa Center (NVC). If the petitioner does not pay the fee before NVC transfers the case to the Abidjan consular section, the applicant must pay the fee directly at the Consular Cashier Window, in cash, before the interview.  Current fees for all types of immigrant visas can be found here.

USCIS immigrant fee

All individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee to USCIS 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.  If you have further questions, the USCIS website has more details on this fee, including contact information for USCIS.