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 U.S. before submitting their applications.

Examples of individuals that may not require an MRV fee include:

  • 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 (programs beginning with G-1, G-2, G-3, G-7), you do not need to pay the MRV fee

Certain individuals may not need a visa, for example:

  • 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 follow the payment instructions below. Applicants must make a successful 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 their interview.

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.

Please note that the MRV fee is payable ONLY from domestic bank accounts and in Korean Won. International and/or foreign currency payments will not be accepted. The KRW amounts accepted by the U.S. Department of State for each USD equivalent are specified on the deposit slips and EFT payment pages below and on other pages on this web site. Use these pages to confirm the correct fee amount as the application system will not process your transaction if the payment is incorrect.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Notice!
Applicants who wish to schedule an appointment as soon as possible are advised to pay via the EFT option which will enable you to schedule your appointment within 2 hours if paid between 8am and 10pm Monday through Friday. Any payments made on the weekend/holiday must wait until 9am the following business day. Applicants paying via Citibank may have to wait up to 4 hours to schedule their appointment.

 

You may pay your nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application fee with an electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly from your bank account. Please follow the appropriate link below for instructions on paying the visa application fee amount that matches your visa category.You may also pay this fee in cash at your own bank branch using the Unique Beneficiary Account Number generated. Please note that your bank may charge you a small fee for making this payment in cash.

After you click on the link below which matches your visa category, you will receive a unique account number to which you will send the EFT payment. MAKE ONLY ONE PAYMENT PER UNIQUE ACCOUNT NUMBER. However, you may refresh the page to generate as many unique account numbers as you wish. Please do not transfer the fee twice as duplicate payment will not/not be refunded.  

IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU KEEP THE UNIQUE ACCOUNT NUMBER THAT YOU ACTUALLY USE TO MAKE YOUR EFT PAYMENT. You must have this number as proof of payment in order to schedule your visa interview appointment. It is the applicant's responsibility to save this number. If not, you cannot schedule an interview with your payment, and you must make another payment.

 

  • Click here to for payment instructions for US$160 visa categories.
  • Click here to for payment instructions for US$190 visa categories.
  • Click here to for payment instructions for US$265 Visa categories (K Visa).
  • Click here to for payment instructions for US$205 Visa categories (E Visa).

Cash at Bank

You can pay your nonimmigrant visa application fee with cash at any Citibank branch in South Korea. Before going to Citibank, you must print the applicable U.S. visa application deposit slip available below on this page. Take the printed deposit slip with you to pay your fee.

If you print a deposit slip in advance of the day in which you plan to make your payment, please 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 this site and re-click the appropriate link below to generate a new deposit slip. Fee collection agents will NOT accept payments based on expired deposit slips. Upon receiving your payment, Citibank will issue you a receipt. Save your receipt. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your receipt number.

Select the deposit slip that matches your visa application fee from the list below. Values are shown in U.S. dollars. This page has more information about the different visa application fees. Please note that the deposit slips are not compatible with an iPad and will not load correctly using the default Apple .pdf reader. The slips will load correctly on Apple computers if opened using Adobe Reader. If you cannot open or view the deposit slip, please download and install the latest version of Adobe Reader from the Adobe website. There is no fee to download or use Adobe Reader.

Click here for additional instructions on how to successfully open and print the deposit slips.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Visa Type
Visa Type Description Click on the fee below to print the correct deposit slip.
B Business/Tourist $160
C-1 Transit $160
C-1/D Transit and Crew $160
CW Transitional Worker CNMI $190
D Ship/Airline Crew $160
E Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty, Long-Term Investor CNMI $205
F Student (academic) $160
H Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees $190
I Journalist and Media $160
J Exchange Visitor $160
K Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen $265
L Intracompany Transferees $190
M Student (vocational) $160
O Persons with Extraordinary Ability $190
P Athletes. Artists & Entertainers $190
Q International Cultural Exchange $190
R Religious Worker $190
T Victim of Human Trafficking $160
U Victim of Criminal Activity $160
TN/TD NAFTA Professionals $160

After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the Citibank receipt for your records. You will not be able to schedule an appointment if it becomes lost or stolen.

Sample Deposit Slip

Scheduling Your Interview

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
If you pay your visa application fee with an electronic funds transfer from your bank account, you may schedule your appointment within 2 hours.

Cash at Bank
Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the receipt number printed on your receipt. Use the "Transaction Reference Number" to schedule your appointment as seen circled in red in the image below:

The table below shows the fee payment processing time and when you can schedule your interview after paying your application fee.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines - Cash
Time of Payment
(Monday to Friday, not including holidays)
Interview Booking
9 to 9:59 a.m. After 12:30 p.m.
10 to 10:59 a.m. After 1:30 p.m.
11 to 11:59 a.m. After 2:30 p.m.
12 noon to 12:59 p.m. After 3:30 p.m.
1 to 1:59 p.m. After 4:30 p.m.
2 to 2:59 p.m. After 5:30 p.m.
3 to 3:59 p.m. After 6:30 p.m.

More Information

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