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 include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • 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 an 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.

Remember: Applicants are limited to the number of times they can reschedule their appointments. Please plan accordingly so that you are not required to pay another 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 the interview waiver 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 Lebanon you may pay your Visa Fee in person at any IBL Bank. 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. If you are paying for a group of applicants visit the group appointment page. You will be required to complete an IBL Bank Anti Money Laundering form as part of the bulk payment process. This will be available at the branch if applicable.

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 Lebanese Pounds (LBP). 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.

The LBP 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 an IBL Bank location to pay your visa fee in cash (LBP). 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 addresses

Office Office address Working hours: Monday to Friday

Main branch

Charles Malek Avenue - Al Ittihadiah Bldg P.O.Box 11-5292  Beirut-Lebanon.

08.30 am – 04.00 pm

Hamra

Maamari Sourati St. P.O.Box 113-6553 Hamra.

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Moussaitbeh

Mar -Elias Street , New Center. P.O.Box  11  - 5292  Beirut

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Dora

Dora Blvd. - Ghantous Bldg. 5th Floor P.O.Box 90263  Dora

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Bauchrieh

St.Joseph Hospital Street Bakhos Bldg.

P.O.Box  11-5292- Beirut

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Antelias

Garden Tower Bldg. P.O.Box  11-5292- Beirut –

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Verdun

Madina Tower , Rachid Karame Avenue, P.O.Box  11-5292- Beirut

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Sioufi

St . Georges Residences Achrafieh  P.O.Box  11-5292  Beirut

08.30 am – 04.00 pm

Jnah  -  (Al Chiah)

Adnan Al Hakim  Street , Al Rawan Bldg ,  GF Floor. P.O.Box  11-5292  Beirut

08.30 am – 04.00 pm

Batroun

Main Street - Zakaria Bldg

P.O.Box  11-5292  Beirut 

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Jounieh

Serail Street Bechara Menassa Bldg. P.O.Box :  1820  Jounieh

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Saida

Jezzine Street  , Near EDL Building  P.O.Box  11 - 5292 Beirut 

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Tripoli

Boulevard Street – Islamic Hospital Bldg.  P.O.Box : 240  Tripoli

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Kobayat

Place Zouk Kobayat  Mtanios Mekhael Bldg P.O.Box  11 - 5292 Beirut 

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Chtaura

Main Road – Kikano Bldg P.O.Box  11 - 5292 Beirut 

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Tyr

Boulevard Maritime. P.O.Box  11 - 5292 Beirut 

08.30 am – 01.30 pm 

Hazmieh

International Road – Beirut Direction   P.O.Box  11 - 5292 Beirut 

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Elyssar

Mazraat Yachouh – Metn Main Road , Ziad Yachoui Bldg . P.O.Box  11 - 5292 Beirut 

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Balamand

Balamand – Main Street – Al Kourah Lebanon. P.O.Box 11-5292 Beirut

08.30 am – 04.00 pm

Jbeil

Voie  Romaine. P.O.Box  11-5292  Beirut

08.30 am – 01.30 pm

Step 5

Save the bank receipt for your records. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will need the CGI reference number on the bank receipt to schedule your visa appointment. Once you pay your visa fee, you can schedule your interview based on the table outlined below. Log-in to your profile and complete the Schedule Your Appointment steps with your receipt number.

Fee Payment Options

Cash at Bank

You can pay your nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application fee in cash at any IBL Bank branch.

  1. Before going to the bank you must print and carry the applicable U.S. visa fee collection slip available after logging into your profile. Do not print multiple copies of the same deposit slip. Take the deposit slip to the bank when you pay your fee. 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. IBL Bank will NOT accept payments based on expired deposit slips.
  2. Be sure that you pay the exact amount indicated on the deposit slip. Cheques and EFT payments will not be accepted. After receiving your payment, the cashier will give you a receipt. Save the visa fee receipt after paying the visa fee. The receipt cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will need the CGI reference 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 you will need the CGI reference number printed on your bank receipt.

Bank Receipt

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines

Payment Method Interview Scheduling Number for Scheduling Interview
Cash at Bank 12 p.m. next business day CGI reference