Effective Monday February 14, 2005, the United States consular sections in India
will adjust the consular exchange rate from US$1 = Rs. 46 to US$1 = Rs. 44, reducing
rupee denominated costs of applying for visas, passports, and other consular services
at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General. The February 14 adjustment in exchange
rate will lower the rupee price of all consular transactions, including services
for American citizens.
The $100.00 visa application fee will require a bank or demand draft made out
to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General where the person is applying. Applicants
for visas that require an issuance fee should also submit a second draft made
out to the Embassy or Consulate General. Applicants for student, exchange visitor,
transit and crewman visas do not need to submit this second bank draft. Please
note that only bank drafts for the exact amount required on the day an application
is submitted may be accepted.
Non-immigrant visa application processing fee: Rs. 4,400.00
Non-immigrant visa issuance fee: Rs. 2,200 (for B, H, I, L, N, O, P, Q, R, S,
and T visa categories).
U.S. passport applications, children under 16: US$ 70 or Rs. 3,080.
U.S. passport applications, adult renewals: US$55 or Rs. 2420.
U.S. passport applications, adult lost/stolen/etc.: US$85 or Rs. 3740.
Notary seal: US$30 or Rs. 1,320.
The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General encourage all applicants to fill their
applications out online to speed processing at the time of interview. Visa applicants
should also be prepared with un-mounted, passport-style, full-face color photos
with a white background. The pictures should be no more than six months old and
should measure between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the photo to
the top of the head, or a total area of 2 inch x 2 inch (5cm x 5cm).