DOS Releases New Reciprocity Fee Schedule for South Africa

Reciprocity fee schedule for South AfricaOn November 21, 2016, the Department of State (DOS) revised the reciprocity schedule for South Africa [see 16 State 124768]. The new reciprocity fee schedule for South Africa is effective immediately. The new reciprocity fee schedule for South Africa will reduce the fees for each nonimmigrant visa category listed “commensurate to those imposed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa on U.S. Citizens. The new reciprocity fee schedule for South Africa in fact eliminates fees entirely across a range of nonimmigrant visa categories. All visa validities for South African nationals remain unchanged in the new reciprocity schedule for South Africa.

The following chart is the new reciprocity fee schedule for South Africa. The previous fee is in parentheses.

Class Reciprocity Fee Applications Validity
F1 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
F2 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
H1B $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
H1C $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
H2A $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
H2B $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
H3 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
H4 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
L1 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
L2 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
M1 $0 ($85) Multiple 12 months
M2 $0 ($85) Multiple 12 months
O1 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
O2 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
O3 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
P1 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
P2 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
P3 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
P4 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
Q1 $0 ($85) Multiple 15 months
R1 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months
R2 $0 ($85) Multiple 36 months