April 14, 2023

H-2A Visa Fees to Increase May 30

The U.S Department of State published a Final Rule on March 28th regarding increases to certain nonimmigrant visa application (NIV) processing fees and the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens. Effective May 30, 2023, H-2A and H-2B visa fees will increase from $190 to $205. 

The pending visa fee increase is on top of US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) proposed fee increase for H-2A petitions and other employment-based petitions which would add significantly to the cost to petition for H-2A workers, especially workers being extended or transferred to different labor certifications.