Ukiwachagi raia wa US na wao watawachagi raia wenu. Is this true? What is Reciprocity? Nonimmigrant visa fees are based on "reciprocity," (what another country charges a United States citizen for a similar-type of visa). The United States strives to eliminate visa issuance fees whenever possible; however, when a foreign government imposes such fees on U.S. citizens for certain types of visas, the United States will impose a "reciprocal" fee to nationals of that country for similar-type of visas.