• US Visa fee Payment: Process and Options to Pay Visa Application fee

    How to pay US Visa Fee in New Visa System? Options for US Visa fee payment. Banks that accepts US Visa fee. Paying Visa fee using Mobile Phone . Explanation of Process for Visa application fee payment in India undernew processing system - USTRAVELDOCS.

    Before processing read the article about New Visa System for India from September 26th 2012.>>>

    US Visa fee payment

    F1 Students need to pay US Visa fee of $160. There four modes of Visa fee payments options available with new visa system effctive from Septemebr 26th 2012.

    National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
    Mobile Payments IMPS
    Cash Over the Counter at DRUK Bank
    Cash Over the Counter (AXIS Bank and Citibank)

    US Visa Application fee payment process

    Here is the step by step process to pay US visa fee.

    1) Create a Profile at USVISATRAVELDOCS website>>
    2) After logging in with your user name and password you will see an option 'Schedule Appointment option' on the left panel. Select this option.
    3) After filling your Passport and Visa information at the end of the confirmation page you see this screen. Select the option that was shown in arrow - 'Click Here for All payment Options'

    4) Now you will see this screen, select the payment option you want.

    USA Visa Application fee payment Option

    There are four major options available to pay US Visa fee.

    US Visa payment by National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)

    You can pay visa application fee with a NEFT transfer directly from your bank account.
    You may also make your NEFT payment through online banking or mobile banking.
    while on the payment confirmation screen, you will receive a unique account number to which you will send the NEFT payment.
    You must have this number as proof of payment in order to schedule your visa interview appointment.

    US Visa Payment by Mobile Phone

    Applicants with a mobile phone can pay their MRV Fee via their phone using the IMPs system, however, the applicant must be preregistered with their bank to complete payment via their mobile phone and be in possession of a valid MPIN.

    Applicants can initiate an IMPS payment via SMS to their bank or via the m-banking facility provided by their financial institution.

    Applicants must enter the correct Beneficiary Mobile Number, Beneficiary MMID number and correct amounts.

    Once the payment has been verified, you will receive a SMS containing the 12 digit IMPS reference number. Applicants must then enter the IMPS reference number after logging into their profile. Once verified, the applicant will be able to proceed to the appointment scheduling stage.

    Applicants who pay via the IMPS system during regular business hours (9AM - 5PM) will be able to schedule their appointment within 3 hours. Applicants who make their payment after 6PM will be able to schedule their appointment after 9AM the next business day.

    US Visa Payment at AXIS bank /Citibank

    You can visit AXIS or CITI Bank branches to make the visa fee. List of Branches >>

    Before going to the bank, you must print and carry the applicable U.S. visa fee collection slip available after logging into your profile.

    After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt.

    Cash at BankYou can schedule your interview within three hours of paying your visa application fee at a AXIS/Citibank branch.The table below shows the fee payment processing time and when you can schedule your interview after paying your application fee.

    Time of Payment Bank Interview Booking
    Any time during the business day Citibank within 3 hours
    Any time during the business day Druk Following business day

    Visa Application fee payment via DRUK Bank

    You can pay your nonimmigrant visa application fee in cash at any of 4 DRUK Bank branch. Before going to the bank,
    you must print and carry the applicable U.S. visa fee collection slip available after logging into your profileTake the completed fee collection slip to the bank when you pay your fee.
    After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt.
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. hayat's Avatar
      hayat -
      you did not mention the axis bank for the interview booking columns
    1. Iaia Djalo's Avatar
      Iaia Djalo -
      Payment of usa visa fee for nonimmigrant visa request.
    1. rosario's Avatar
      rosario -
      I want to pay my visa fees in cash at Axis Bank. But they are asking for CIG Reference No. How will I get it.
      Pls guide. Thanks inadvance.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      where is the MRV receipt details to be mentioned for scheduling interview. I have only Bank reference number and CGI reference number mentioned on my fee receipt paid at Aix bank. Please answer soon. Need to schedule my interview.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      good artical , it was a nightmare to get the CGI number , you can easily miss 'Click Here for All payment Options'
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I have got one stanley form,asking $320,but it is asking for two different receipt numbers.Should I deposit $320 together at once or individually $160-$160

      Step 8: Please enter your MRV receipt information below.

      Summary of Charges:
      Number of Applicants 2
      Fee Per Applicant USD 160.0
      Current Exchange Rate62.00 INR to 1 USD
      Total Fee (2 x 160.0 x 62.00)INR 19840.0
      Click Here For All Payment Options

      Receipt Number:____________
      Receipt Number:____________
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      If you lost the slip then what are we to do to get back the slip ?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      apart from axis bank and citi bank, what banks can we pay visa fees at?? HDFC/icici please respond. thanks in advance.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Where is the option to enter the IMPS reference number,
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I have made VISA fee payment via NEFT from my bank account on 13-dec-15, 04:45 pm and I have the unique reference number, still now I am unable schedule the appointment and it asking for receipt number kindly guide me how to solve this problem
    1. Memhais's Avatar
      Memhais -
      I can't pay my visa fees because in my step 8 have (no click for payments option ) below how can I pay my visa fees .?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Two information that had me confused while in the Visa appointment process and payment process, which i found out.

      1. ACCOUNT TYPE: BANA MUMBAI Account, TIER1.... > This is a CURRENT ACCOUNT and the subtype is DOMESTIC.
      I had to research a lot to get this data. When i added it as a Savings account in my ICICI bank the payment was always failing.

      2. RECEIPT NUMBER : What is this number? Where will i get it? I had no clue about it and tried adding the confirmation number.
      Eventually i realized that we have to wait for some time. It took around 3-4 hours for me when i finally found a mail in my mail box with the receipt number. Actually it is similar to the TIER1.... account number, where you have to remove the first 5 chars including TIER & 1 (or 2). The remaining 12 chars are the receipt number. And you dont need to do anything,. When you log back into the visa site, the number was auto updated there and i just had to go and get and appointment.

      Hope this helps others.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I paid the fee.. 4 hours ago,.. But not yet activated
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Useful article , I Appreciate the information . Does anyone know where I can find a fillable IRS W-3 copy to work with ?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      While making the visa fee thru NEFT, the receipt number is automatically updated in the appointment schedule screen and I was able to book an appointment. But I did not get a payment receipt separately by mail or any other means.
      But I understand that I need to produce a receipt as proof of payment ! where do I get this receipt? Any idea?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -

      Can some one help me with instructions on paying visa fees using IMPS for 2 applicants? H1 and H4.
      Ustrveldoc website show Total Fee INR 25840.00 but IMPS page shows Amount: INR 12920 for only one applicant.

      Should I pay INR 25840.00 in a single transaction or make 2 transactions of INR 12920 on same MMID?
      Even though ustraveldocs site says - Remember to make only one payment per unique account number.

      Kind of confusing. Please help.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I made a payment through IMPS. But didn't received any SMS even after 12 Hrs
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Hi,im trying to pay the visa fees so filling the form to lead to the stanley form/print out of axis bank.
      Each time i fill my profile/personal data after login it says :
      Your data matches with existing id on our database and on same id as it already exists but im unable to access it on same id. Please guide.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      I made a payment through IMPS. But didn't received any SMS even after 12 Hrs

      Hello, I got the SMS for reference number. Is this the same as the receipt number?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      It's very straight forward.

      Register the unique account number in your bank account and make the transaction.
      Within 3 hours you will get the receipt number through mail and get it populated automatically in the receipt column.

      There you go to make an appointment.
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