Hyderabad: The U.S. Consular Sections worldwide will introduce a two-tier fee structure for non-immigrant visas from June 4, 2010 resulting in increase of application fee.

All applications for business or tourism (B-1 / B-2), Crew member (C-1 / D), Student (F or M) or Exchange (J) categories will now cost U.S.$140 and a white receipt will be issued. Applications for petition-based work visa categories (H, L, O, P, Q and R) will now cost U.S.$ 150 and a green receipt will be issued. These two receipts will be available for purchase at approved HDFC Banks. Applications for treaty trader (E) visas will now cost U.S.$ 390 and will continue to be paid at the Consulate General.

For further details log onto http://hyderabad. usconsulate.gov/ visa_services.html.