Bank and Payment Options/Pay My Visa Fee

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Overview

Most applicants, including children, are required to pay a Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee to initiate their U.S. visa application. This US Government-mandated fee is a visa processing fee that is payable whether or not a visa is issued. The MRV fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Applicants should first determine whether or not they require a visa to travel to the US before submitting their applications.

Examples of individuals that may not require a visa fee include, but are not limited to:

  • A or G visa for official travel do not need to pay the MRV fee.
  • J visa to participate in a U.S. Government-sponsored program do not need to pay the MRV fee.
  • If you already hold a valid visa for your intended purpose of travel, you may not need a visa.
  • If you are a citizen of Canada or Bermuda (but not applying for an A, E, G, K or V visa category), you may not need a visa.

If you do need to apply for a visa please make sure to print a deposit slip using your www.ustraveldocs.com profile . Take the deposit slip along with a copy of your passport to any ARAMEX location. Payments may only be made in cash using Algerian Dinars. Someone may pay on your behalf as long as they have your valid deposit slip and a copy of your passport. Payment will only be accepted until 1 p.m. You will need the receipt number from the receipt that from the receipt provided by ARAMEX to schedule an appointment. Applicants who do not pay the correct fee for their visa type will be restricted from scheduling an interview. Please follow the payment instructions below to complete your payment.

Important note: Once the initial interview is scheduled, applicants are limited to the number of times they can reschedule their appointment. If you miss your scheduled appointment time, you may be required to pay the MRV fee again in order to schedule another interview. Please plan accordingly so that you are not required to pay an additional visa application fee. Visa application fees are non-refundable .

Issuance Fee (Reciprocity Fee)

Depending on your citizenship and the type of visa you are applying for, you may also have to pay a visa issuance or “reciprocity” fee. This fee is not an MRV Fee and cannot be used to schedule an appointment. Please make sure that you pay the reciprocity fee in advance only if you are renewing your previous and submitting your application through drop-box channel. If you are scheduling your interview appointment, do not pay the reciprocity fee in advance; the fee should be paid at the time of your interview at the Consular Section of U.S. Embassy/Consulate General.

Please check this page to find out the applicable reciprocity fee amounts.

Instructions to Pay Your Visa fee

In Algeria you may pay your Visa Fee in person at a designated Aramex location. You must first register on the applicant sit to choose the Schedule Your Appointment option to access the payment option details. See below for the steps.

Step 1

Log-in to our online applicant system and create a profile. This will ensure the proper amount is paid and activated in timely manner. Values are shown in U.S. Dollars (USD); however the Fee payable is in Algerian Dinars (DZD). This page has more information about the different visa application fees.

Step 2

Click on Schedule My Appointment option on the left-hand side of your screen. Complete steps for Visa Type, Post, Visa Category and Visa Class.

Step 3

Once you are on the Payment screen, click on Payment Options. Review the Cash at Bank section for further details. You will print your deposit slip to take to the Aramex location. DO NOT PRINT MULTIPLE COPIES OF THE DEPOSIT SLIP. Each member of a family or group should be considered as a separate transaction. If the deposit slip expires before the date you pay at Aramex, you will need to print a new slip.

The DZD amounts are based on the consular currency exchange rate determined by the U.S. Department of State. Applicants who do not pay the correct fee for their visa type may be restricted from scheduling an interview.

Step 4

Visit a designated Aramex location before 1 p.m. to pay your visa fee in cash (DZD). When you pay the visa fee, you acknowledge that this is a non-refundable visa application processing fee required as a prerequisite to the processing of an application. It does not indicate the existence of a contract with the applicant, nor does it guarantee a successful application. There is no refund possible regardless of the outcome of this application.

Office Office address Working days: Sunday to Thursday Weekend:Friday and Saturday
Algiers District - D - EL ACHOUR beside the printing official,16035 08:30 am - 1:00 pm Closed
Hassi Massouad Quartier Sadoun, No. 25 Hassi Massouad 08:30 am - 1:00 pm Closed
Step 5

After you have paid the visa application fee, save the Aramex receipt for your records. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. <style="color:red;">You will need the receipt number on the receipt to schedule your visa appointment.

Step 6

Once you pay your visa fee, you can schedule your interview after 11:00am the next business day. Log-in to your profile and complete the Schedule Your Appointment steps with your receipt number.

Fee Payment Options

Cash at Aramex

You can pay your nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application fee in cash at a designated Aramex location. Cheques are not accepted. Before going to the Aramex location you must print and carry the applicable U.S. visa deposit slip available after logging into your profile.

Take the completed deposit slip to the store when you pay your fee. If you print a deposit slip in advance of the day in which you plan to make your payment, take note of the expiration date on the deposit slip. If the expiration date passes prior to using the slip to make your payment, simply return to the website and click the appropriate link to generate a new deposit slip. The Post Office will NOT accept payments based on expired deposit slips. Be sure that you pay the exact amount indicated on the deposit slip. After receiving your payment, the cashier will give you a receipt.

The DZD amounts are based on the consular currency exchange rate determined by the U.S. Department of State. Applicants who do not pay the correct fee for their visa type may be restricted from scheduling an interview. Save the visa fee receipt after paying the visa fee. The receipt cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will need the payment receipt number on the receipt to schedule your visa appointment.

Scheduling Your Interview

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the receipt number printed on your visa fee receipt. See the example below circled in red.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines

Payment Method Interview Scheduling
Cash at Aramex After 11:00am the next business day