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  Official Exchange Rate for Consular Services at U.S. Embassy Abidjan

 1 US dollar = 558 francs CFA 

Cashier hours are 7:45 am to 16:00 pm with a break time
between 12:30 and 1:30 PM, Monday through Thursday 

Nonimmigrant Visa Fees - Coming to the U.S. Temporarily

(Nonimmigrant visa application processing fee are non-refundable for all categories.)

  • Non-petition based nonimmigrant visa (B,,F,I,M, except E): $160
  • Petition-based visa categories (H,L,O,P,Q,R): $190 
  • E Visas for treaty-traders and treaty-investors: $270
  • K visas for fiancé of U.S citizens: $240

Immigrant Visa Fees - Coming to the U.S. Permanently

Processing fee for:

  • Immediate Relative  and Family-Based Immigrant Visas: $230
  • Employment-Based Immigrant Visas: $405
  • Other Immigrant Visas (SIV, SB1, I-360): $220

Fee for:

  • Diversity Visa Lottery: $330
  • Application for Determining Returning Resident Status: $275
  • Transportation letter for Legal Permanent Residents of U.S. : No Fee
  • Refugee, Asylee or public benefit parole case processing : No Fee 

NOTE: Fee payment is made only at the embassy cashier in US dollars or the equivalent in CFA.

Medical Examinations & Laboratory Tests

Figure out the cost of the medical exam and requisite laboratory tests with the embassy panel physician. The applicant will also bear the cost of any required vaccinations. These fees are payable in local currency (CFA) only and directly to the panel physician.

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