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|Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees|
|Type of Visa||Previous Fee||New Fee|
|Tourist, Business, Transit, Crew Member, Student, Exchange Visitor, and Journalist visas||$140||$160|
|Petition-Based visas (H, L, O, P, Q, and R)||$150||$190|
|Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E)||$390||$270|
|Fiancé(e) visas (K)||$350||$240|
|Border Crossing Card (age 15 and older)||$140||$160|
|Border Crossing Card (under age 15)||$14||$15|
|Immigrant Visa Processing Fees|
|Type of Visa||Previous Fee||New Fee|
|Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications||$330||$230|
|Other Immigrant Visa Applications||$305||$220|
|Diversity Visa Program Fee||$440||$330|
|Determining Returning Resident Status||$380||$275|
Friday, April 6, 2012
In addition, to bring more convenience to applicants, the UKBA also introduced a Prime Time appointment service that allows applicants to make an appointment to lodge their visa application and provide biometrics at the visa application centre on Saturdays. Prime Time appointments must be made online, as stated in the announcement. Customers can also collect their documents between 9am and midday on Saturdays at no charge.
The introduction of the two premium visa services with greater choice and flexibility for Thai applicants is in response to the highly growing demand for UK visitor visas. According to the announcement, the UK is welcoming unprecedented numbers of Thai visitors. Last year, more than 50,000 visitor visas were issued to tourists, family visitors and business travellers from Thailand, a 16 percent increase in comparison with the same period in 2010. 94 percent of all UK visitor visa applications filed in Thailand in 2011 were successful.
"It is great to see that even more Thai people are choosing the UK as the ideal destination to travel and do business. The UK offers a wonderfully diverse range of attractions, from historical sites to modern architectural designs, and some of the best business event and conference facilities in the world," said British Ambassador to Thailand, Asif Ahmad. "We hope to welcome even more visitors in 2012, the year of the London Olympics, where the world can see the best of what Britain has to offer," he added.