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US Dubai Consulate FAQ

HOME > ON THE DAY OF MY INTERVIEW > Reciprocity Fee

Nonimmigrant visa applicants from certain countries/areas of authority may be required to pay a visa issuance fee after their application is approved. These fees are based on the principle of reciprocity:  when a foreign government imposes fees on U.S. citizens for certain types of visas, the United States will impose a reciprocal fee on citizens of that country/area of authority for similar types of visas. 

The consular officer will inform the applicant about the reciprocity fee that needs to be paid on the day of the interview. This fee can be paid at the US Consulate at the cashier’s window.  The Consulate accepts cash and credit cards.