Apply for a U.S. Visa
in Sierra Leone
Bank and Payment Options/Pay My Visa Fee
Visa applicants, including children, are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee, sometimes referred to as the MRV fee, before applying for a nonimmigrant visa. The visa application fee must be paid whether a visa is issued or not. The type of visa for which you apply determines the fee amount. This webpage lists visa application fees associated with each nonimmigrant visa type.
Please note that only the application fees for nonimmigrant visas are listed here. Information about other visa fees that are paid directly to the National Visa Center, to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, or to the Department of Homeland Security, can be found here.
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. Generally, Sierra Leonen citizens need to pay a fee for a visa to the United States.
If you are a citizen of a country participating in the Visa Waiver Program, please first confirm whether you need to apply for a nonimmigrant visa or not. Certain individuals may not need a visa, for example, individuals eligible under the Visa Waiver Program, and should not pay an MRV fee.
In addition, some applicants for U.S. visas are not required to pay a fee. If you are applying for an A or G visa for official travel, or for a J visa to participate in certain U.S. Government-sponsored programs, please do not pay an MRV fee.
- Individuals already holding valid visas for their intended purpose of travel.
- Citizens of Canada or Bermuda (except in A, E, G, K or V visa categories)
If you do need to apply for a visa, please follow the instructions below for paying your visa application fee. For more information about fee exemptions, please visit this page.
Note: 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 nonrefundable.
Fee Payment Options
Cash at Bank
Any nonimmigrant visa applicant can pay their visa application fee in cash at any GT bank branch. At the bank, you must write your fee payment amount and your telephone number in the U. S. visa fee collection slip available at the bank. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt.
After you have paid the visa application fee, please keep the GT bank fee receipt for your records.
All applicants are required to come with their GT bank fee receipt on their scheduled appointment day.
Scheduling Your Interview
Cash at Bank
You can schedule your interview within a few hours of paying your visa application fee at a GT bank branch.
Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the payment code printed on your receipt. (This is the UID given to you at GT bank, or when you created your online profile.) You also need to have your passport number in order to schedule your visa interview.
The table below shows the different fee payment processing times and when you can schedule your interview after paying your application fee.
|Time of Payment||Bank||Receipt Purchase Date||Interview Booking|
|9:00am - 3:30pm||GTBank||Same as date of payment||4 hours after payment|
|after 3:30pm||GTBank||Date of next banking day||anytime after 10:00am on the banking day after date of payment|
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