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 non-refundable. 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
  • 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. For more information about fee exemptions, please visit this page.

Remember: Visa application fees (MRV fees) are nonrefundable.

Instructions to Pay Your Visa fee

In Kazakhstan you may pay your visa fee online or in person at any Kazkommertsbank branches. You must first register on the applicant site and 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 KZT. 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 to pick your form of payment. To review further payment details read the Fee Payment Options sections below.

The KZT 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

Pick the payment option that is most convenient for you and make your payment. 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.

Step 5

Whichever payment option you choose, you must save your receipt number. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your receipt number.

Step 6

Once you pay your visa fee, you can schedule your interview according to the Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines below. Log-in to your profile and complete the Schedule Your Appointment steps with your receipt number.

Fee Payment Options

    Cash at Bank

    Any nonimmigrant visa applicant can pay their visa application fee in cash at any Kazkommertsbank branches.

  • After logging into your profile and while on the payment selection screen, you can select the ‘Cash’ payment Option.
  • You will print a deposit slip that will contain a unique CGI reference number. Please make only one payment per CGI Reference number as the payment is non-refundable.
  • To pay the visa fee take the completed deposit slip to Kazkommertsbank branch. If you do not pay the exact KZT amount indicated on the deposit slip, you will not be able to schedule you appointment.
  • After receiving your payment, the cashier will give you a receipt. Save your receipt as proof of payment.
    Please review Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines below, to determine when you would be able to use your receipt in your profile. Log-in to your profile and complete the Schedule Your Appointment steps with your receipt number.
  • Credit Card

    Any nonimmigrant visa applicant can pay their visa application fee by credit card. By clicking here to proceed with a credit card payment, the cardholder acknowledges that this is a non-refundable visa application processing fee. This is a payment required as a pre-requisite to the processing of an application, and the cardholder agrees explicitly that there is no refund possible regardless of the outcome of this application. The cardholder agrees that the payment of the application fee is only for processing of the application. The payment the amount to be charged to the card is intended to be in respect of non-refundable application processing fee by or on behalf of the applicant does not in itself indicate the existence of a contract with the applicant, nor does it guarantee a successful application.

    Scheduling Your Interview

    Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the receipt number printed on your receipt. You can find the receipt number in the area shown in the red circle below.

    Fee Payment Receipt

      Cash at Bank

      You can schedule your interview four banking hours after paying your visa application fee.

      The table below shows the different fee payment processing times and when you can schedule your interview after paying your application fee in cash at the bank.

      Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines - Cash at Bank
      Time of Payment Bank Receipt Purchase Date Interview Booking
      During business hours Kazkommertsbank Same day Four banking hours after payment
      Credit Card

      You can schedule your interview within three hours after paying your visa fee if paid during business hours or the next day if the fees are paid after business hours based on the schedule below.

      The table below shows the different fee payment processing times and when you can schedule your interview after paying your application fee online with a credit card.

      Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines - Credit Card
      Time of Payment
      (Monday to Friday, not including holidays)
      Interview Booking
      0:00 to 11:59 After 14:00
      12:00 to 17:59 Every three hours
      18:00 to 23:59 After 12:00 next business Day

    More Information

    If you have any questions regarding the consular currency exchange rate, please click here, create a profile, answer five short questions so that we can determine the correct amount you must pay.