In Brief

Going to the US? Prepare to pay more for Visa

If you’re trying to find a way to go to the United States of America, be it as a student, tourist or temporary worker, you’re going to dig deeper into your pockets to obtain a Visa.

The United States department of State has revised upwards the fees for select visa type fees by a margin of between 7 percent and 53 percent.

The fees for the most popular visas; the tourist and student visas, have increased by a record 15 percent to Kes25,206 from Kes21,800.

The biggest increase, however, is in the fee for treaty trader or investor visa type, which has increased by a record 53 percent to Kes42,934 from Kes27,941. The last time visa fees were revised was in 2014.

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