In order to comply with worldwide U.S. Department of State guidelines related to the implementation of new Machine Readable Visa (MRV) application fees, effective June 4, 2010, all applicants appearing for visa interviews must present a receipt in the amount of the MRV application fee, as listed below. The Thai Post will begin collecting these new fees on Friday, June 4, 2010.
MRV Visa Fees
There will no longer be one single visa application fee for all nonimmigrant categories. If you are not sure which of the MRV application fees applies to you, please pay the Thai baht equivalent of US$140. We will determine the correct fee at your visa appointment and advise you how to pay the difference. Only those individuals instructed by a consular officer not to pay are exempt from paying the non-refundable MRV application fee.
NONIMMIGRANT MRV VISA APPLICATION FEES
|Category||Fee (per person)|
|(a) Non-petition-based nonimmigrant visa (except E category), including B, F, J, etc.||US$ 140|
|(b) H, L, O, P, Q and R category nonimmigrant visa||US$ 150|
|(c) E category nonimmigrant visa||US$ 390|
|(d) K category nonimmigrant visa (click here for more information)||US$ 350|
The MRV visa application fee can be paid at any one of 260 designated Thai Post offices nationwide. You cannot pay the MRV application fee at the U.S. Embassy Consular Section. Please save your fee receipt and bring it with you on the day of your visa intervie
For some types of visas, an extra issuance fee will need to be paid at the U.S. Consular Section once the visa is granted. For more information on the types of visas that require an extra issuance fee, please consult the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Visa Reciprocity Table for Thailand.
For further information on the new MRV application fees, please see the Fees for Visa Services page on travel.state.gov. More information is also available in this U.S. Department of State Press Release.