Bank and Payment Options/Pay My Visa Fee

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Overview

In most cases, each visa applicant, including children, is required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable Machine Readable Visa (MRV) application fee, whether a visa is issued or not. The visa application fee is determined by the type of visa for which you wish to apply.

Remember, the MRV fee is a non-refundable and  non-transferable. Please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a visa. You may not need to apply for a new U.S. visa if you already hold a valid U.S. visa or are a national of a Visa Waiver Program participating country.

Certain individuals may not need a visa, or may be exempt from the fee, for example:

  • If you are applying for an A or G visa for official travel, you do not need to pay the MRV fee
  • If you are applying for a J visa to participate in a U.S. Government-sponsored program, you do not need to pay the MRV fee. J visa applicants and their dependents, if participating in a Department of State, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), or a federally funded educational and cultural exchange program which has a program serial number beginning with G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7 printed on Form DS-2019 (NOTE: Neither application fee nor SEVIS fee payments are required)
  • 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 pay the fee, please follow the instructions below for paying your visa application fee. Applicants must successfully complete a payment before they are permitted to schedule their interview appointment. Applicants who do not pay the correct fee for their visa type may be restricted from scheduling an interview. For more information about fee exemptions, please visit this page.

Remember: Once the initial interview is scheduled, applicants are limited to the number of times they can reschedule their appointments. If you reschedule your appointment more than three times or fail to attend your appointment, you will be required to pay another visa application fee. Please plan accordingly, so that you are not required to pay an additional visa application fee. Visa application fees are non-refundable.

Instructions to Pay Your Visa Fee

Visa fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To avoid duplicate payments, we strongly recommend that you read Important Payment Information. If you have already paid the visa application fee and have problem in scheduling an appointment, please contact us before making a second payment. If you experience difficulties during the payment process, please contact us immediately in order to confirm the receipt number. DO NOT try to start the payment process again as your first payment may have already been successfully completed.

For an individual appointment, there are three options to pay your MRV visa fee: through a Pay Easy ATM, Online Banking or via Credit Card. You can choose one of these options on our online application system. You must first register on online application site and choose the 'schedule your appointment' option to access the payment options.

For group appointments, there are two bulk payment options to pay for your MRV visa fee: through a Pay Easy ATM or Online Banking. The maximum number of applicants that a group coordinator can pay for at any time is 99. Credit Card option is NOT available to a group coordinator.

See below for the steps on visa payment by an individual.

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 must be paid in Japanese Yen. 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. For additional information on paying with a specific method, review Fee Payment Options for the Pay Easy ATM, Online Banking or via Credit Card information on this page.

  • Pay-easy ATM: Up to 100,000JPY bulk payment is available (If your Total Fee exceeds 100,000JPY, do not select this option)
  • Online Banking: Bulk payment (no total amount restriction) is available.
  • Credit Card: Bulk payment (no total amount restriction) is available.

If you make a bulk payment, you will receive only one receipt number per transaction. Please use the receipt number for applicable number of applicants.

Step 4
Pick your preferred method of payment and pay your visa fee. You will be given an 12 -digit receipt number after the payment process is completed.

Step 5
After you have paid the visa application fee, save your 12 digit receipt number for your records. It is very important to save your receipt number as you will need the receipt number to schedule your appointment. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your 12 digit receipt number.

Step 6
 You have paid your visa fee and can schedule your interview once your receipt number is active. Your specific method of payment options can take up immediate or to four hours for your receipt number to be active and ready to schedule your appointment.

Duplicate Fee Payment

Visa fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have already paid the visa application fee and have problem in scheduling an appointment, please contact us before making a second payment. If you experience difficulties during the payment process, please contact us immediately in order to confirm the receipt number. DO NOT try to start the payment process again as your first payment may have already been successfully completed.

Important Payment Information

To avoid duplicate payments, we strongly recommend that you read the guidelines/instructions outlined below;

  • Depending on the browser you are using or the internet speed, it may take time to confirm your payment. Please be patient.
  • At step 3 of the Payment Confirmation Page after you choose a payment option, please do not click the “決済 Payment” button more than once. If you click more than once, it may mean that you are making more than 1 payment for your visa fee.
  • You should NEVER USE the “Back”, “Next” or “Refresh” and “x”(closed) button on your browser during a payment process that is located at location bar at the top of your computer screen at all times, including time out.
  • If you wish to cancel the transaction, please ONLY USE the “cancel” button located at the bottom of the page.
  • If you have cancelled the transaction via the “Cancel” button as per our instruction above, we strongly recommend that you confirm the first payment by checking with your credit card company on the status of payment before you login to continue with the payment process. Your first payment may have gone through even though there is failure in loading the transaction page on your browser, and you therefore will not need to make another payment. All visa fees paid are a non-refundable and non-transferable .
  • Please do not save the payment page as a favorite.
  • Once your screen times out, we strongly advise that you do not click onto any other button except for the “cancel” button located at the bottom of the page.
  • When your payment is successful, a receipt number will be displayed. Now you will need to login to your profile with the same credentials you used to pay your visa fee. Once you are in the system, you will see your dashboard. Click on Schedule Appointment on the left-hand side menu.
  • During the payment process via credit card, three payment information numbers (Financial Institution Code, Customer Number, and Confirmation Number) will be generated by the system. This indicates that your transaction has been completed successfully each time. Each payment information will be only issued by a single payment process on your browser. If a receipt number is not displayed due to failure in loading the transaction page, DO NOT attempt to make the payment again as your first payment may have already been successfully completed.
  • If you experience difficulties during the payment process such as failure in loading the transaction page, the receipt number will not be displayed. When this occurs, please contact us (In Japan: 050-5533-2737;In the United States: +1-703-520-2233) immediately in order that we confirm/provide you with the receipt number. DO NOT start the payment process again as your first payment may have been successful and completed.

FAQ:Pay My Visa Fee

Q.1 I have chosen the payment at a Pay-easy ATM option and completed the online process but the receipt is not valid. What should I do?

You must go to a Pay-easy ATM to complete the payment of the visa fee in cash. After you have made your payment, only then will the receipt be activated.

Q.2 Can I use a third party credit card to pay the visa fee?

Yes, you can use a credit card belonging to a third party if you have permission to use the credit card.

Q.3 Can I have a copy of the receipt for the visa fee?

No, a receipt is not available for Pay-easy ATM, online banking or payment via credit card. Please refer to the ATM receipt, bank or credit card statement.

Q.4 The receipt numbers issued are all the same. What should I do?

If you are making multiple fee payments at one time, you will receive only one receipt number per transaction and will use this receipt number for each payment to schedule interview.

Payment at Pay-easy ATM

You can pay your nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee) in cash or debit at any Pay-easy ATMs within Japan.

The Japanese yen 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 appointment.

Please follow the instruction below and pay the visa application fee at a Pay-easy ATM:

  1. Select the Pay-easy option.
  2. Access the Pay-easy fee payment site. Click (ATMで支払う) (Payment at Pay-easy ATM) button
  3. Type in your information: (1) surname and first name. (2) Telephone number. After you press the "Next (次へ)" button, please check the information you entered is correct. Then press the "Apply(申込)" button.
  4. Three payment information numbers (Financial Institution Code, Customer Number, and Confirmation Number) will be generated from the system and will be sent to you by email from ec.nicos.co.jp. Print out the payment information numbers and bring it to a Pay-easy ATM when you pay the fee. Please note that your payment information number will expire in 7 days from system issuance. If your payment number expires prior to payment, you will be required to again access the fee payment site and generate a payment document which contains the three payment information numbers. The three payment information numbers can be used to retrieve your 12 -digit receipt number in case it is lost.
  5. “Confirmation of Receipt Number” screen appears. It is very important to save your receipt number and print this page as you will need the 12 digit receipt number to schedule your appointment. It cannot be replaced if it is lost and failure to do so will cause delays.
  6. Pay the MRV fee at a Pay-easy ATM: If you punch in three numbers, the application fee will be shown on an ATM automatically. Keep the original receipt issued by the ATM.

Please refer to step by step instructions here.

Note: For group appointments, the maximum number of applicants that a group coordinator can pay for at any time is 99.

Electronic Funds Transfers

If your bank supports electronic funds transfers (EFT) you may pay your non-immigrant visa application fee (MRV fee) with an EFT directly from your bank account. Be aware that your bank may apply charges to your account for EFT transactions.

The Japanese yen 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 appointment.

Please follow the instruction below and pay the visa application fee with EFT:

  1. Select the Pay-easy option.
  2. Access the Pay-easy fee payment site, Choose a financial institution that supports EFT directly from your bank account. Clickネットバンキングで支払う (Pay via Electronic Funds Transfer) button.
  3. Type in your information: (1) surname and first name. (2) Telephone number. After you press the次へ(Next) button, please check the information you entered is correct. Then, press the 申込(Apply) button.
  4. Three payment information numbers (Financial Institution Code, Customer Number, and Confirmation Number) will be generated from the system. Print out the page and keep it for your records. The three payment information numbers can be used to retrieve your 12 -digit receipt number in case it is lost. Click 金融機関サイトへ(financial institution’s official website).
  5. Log in to your account. At the financial institution’s log-in page, the payment information numbers (Financial Institution Code, Customer Number, and Confirmation Number) will be automatically transferred to your financial institution’s official website. Please follow the instructions on the screen to complete the transaction. Click on 入金確認 (confirm payment) button to complete your payment transaction.
  6. “Confirmation of Receipt Number” screen appears. It is very important to save your receipt number and print this page as you will need the 12 digit receipt number to schedule your appointment. It cannot be replaced if it is lost and failure to do so will cause delays.

Please refer to step by step instructions here.

Note: For group appointments, the maximum number of applicants that a group coordinator can pay for at any time is 99.

Online Payment with a Credit Card

Visa fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To avoid duplicate payments, we strongly recommend that you read Important Payment Information. In case you experience a delay and see a maintenance message during the last step of payment process, please contact us immediately in order to confirm the receipt number. DO NOT try to start the payment process again as your first payment may have already been successfully completed.

The most convenient payment method for your non-immigrant visa application fee (MRV fee) is online with a credit card. When you use this option the cardholder acknowledges that this is a non-refundable visa application processing fee required as a prerequisite to the processing of an application. Furthermore, the cardholder agrees explicitly that there is no refund regardless of the outcome of this application. Be aware that your credit card company may apply an exchange rate determined by your credit card company to your account for credit card transactions.

The Japanese Yen 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 appointment.

Please follow the instruction below and pay the visa application fee using a credit card:

  1. Select Credit card option
    Access the credit card payment site: Enter your credit card number and expiration date.
  2. Enter a 3 or 4 -digit verification number which is written on the credit card and click 一回払い(Single payment).
  3. On the confirmation screen, make sure the amount of the application fee is correct and click 申込 (Apply) button then click 次へ (Next) button to complete your payment transactions.
  4. Three payment information numbers (Financial Institution Code, Customer Number, and Confirmation Number) will be generated from the system. This page indicates that your transaction has been completed. Print out the page and keep it for your records. The three payment information numbers can be used to retrieve your 12 -digit receipt number in case it is lost.
  5. “Confirmation of Receipt Number” screen appears. It is very important to save your receipt number and print this page as you will need the 12 digit receipt number to schedule your appointment. It cannot be replaced if it is lost and failure to do so will cause delays.

Note: You may pay your visa application fee (MRV fee) with the following credit cards.

  • Visa card
  • Master card

Please refer to step by step instructions here

Note: For group appointments, credit card option is NOT available to a group coordinator.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing

You are able to schedule an interview immediately after your receipt number is active. Each payment may be active immediately or take up to 4 hours. If your receipt number is not active after 4 hours, please contact us immediately with your receipt number and/or the three payment information numbers (Financial Institution Code, Customer Number, and Confirmation Number) in order to confirm the receipt number. DO NOT start the payment process again as your first payment may have already been successfully completed.