Bank and Payment Options/Pay My Visa Fee
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Important Notice! After paying a nonimmigrant visa application fee, you must wait to schedule your appointment.
You can schedule your interview at any time after 1 p.m. the following business day after making payment at Banco General or at one of the corporate branches of Citibank in Panama.
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 already hold a valid visa for your intended purpose of travel
- If you are a citizen of Canada or Bermuda (but not applying for an A, E, G, K or V visa category)
Examples of individuals that may not need to pay the MRV fee include, but are not limited to:
- If you are applying for an A or G visa for official travel
- 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)
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.
Cash at Bank
You can pay your nonimmigrant visa application fee with cash at Banco General or at one of the corporate branches of Citibank in Panama. Before going to a branch, you must print the applicable U.S. visa application deposit slip available below on this page.
DO NOT print multiple copies of the same deposit slip. You must have a unique deposit slip for each transaction.
Take the printed deposit slip with you to the bank. If you do not have the deposit slip or if you have multiple copies of the same receipt, you will have to return at a later time to pay the fee with the proper documentation. Failure to follow these instructions can lead to delays in your ability to schedule an appointment. Upon receiving of your payment, Citibank or Banco General will issue you your receipts. 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. This page has more information about the different visa application fees.
- Citibank Panama Deposit Slip - $160 MRV Fee
- Citibank Panama Deposit Slip - $190 MRV Fee
- Citibank Panama Deposit Slip - $265 MRV Fee
- Citibank Panama Deposit Slip - $205 MRV Fee
- Banco General (Panama) Deposit Slip - $160 MRV Fee
- Banco General (Panama) Deposit Slip - $190 MRV Fee
- Banco General (Panama) Deposit Slip - $265 MRV Fee
- Banco General (Panama) Deposit Slip - $205 MRV Fee
After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the bank receipt for your records. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your receipt number.
Scheduling Your Interview After Paying in Person at Banco General or Citibank
You can schedule your interview after 1 p.m. the following business day after you have paid the appropriate fee at Banco General or at one of the corporate branches of Citibank in Panama. Use the "Payment Reference Number" to schedule your appointment as seen in red in the image below:
Step Three: Click on the “Buy Now” button above to process your credit card payment. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Step Four: Schedule your interview at any time after 1 p.m. the following business day after you have paid the appropriate fee with a credit card. Click here to schedule your appointment online or click here to contact an agent by telephone. The email address you used to process your payment is your "Receipt Number" when you schedule your appointment, as seen in the image below. Remember that this field is case sensitive so you must enter your email address exactly as you did at the time you made your credit card payment.