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 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.

Online Payment with a Debit Card 

 

The most convenient payment method for your nonimmigrant visa application (NIV) fee is online with a Debit Card (Checking Card, Banking Card). WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.

  1. Once you log into your profile and while on the payment screen, you can select to pay by debit card.
  2. After you pay the visa application fee, print your receipt for your records. Save your receipt with the transaction number. The transaction number will be used to schedule your appointment. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your transaction number.
  3. When you have completed the payment, you MUST return to the profile and hit 'Continue' to schedule the appointment. Follow all the steps and when you are prompted for payment again, you should select the Debit card payment option, so that your receipt gets linked correctly to the profile.
  4. Cash at Bank

    You can pay your nonimmigrant visa application fee with cash at Banco Cuscatlán. Before going to a branch, 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. Upon receiving of your payment, Banco Cuscatlán 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. This page has more information about the different visa application fees.

    Visa fees were updated April 13, 2012. To ensure you have the most accurate fee, please clear your computer's cache. Click here for instructions.

    After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the Banco Cuscatlán 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 Cuscatlán
    You can schedule your interview after 1 p.m. the following business day after you have paid the appropriate fee at Banco Cuscatlán. Use the "Payment Reference Number" to schedule your appointment as seen in red in the image below:

    Banco Cuscatlán Sample Receipt English

    Internet Banking

    If you are a Banco Cuscatlán customer, you can log on to Banco Cuscatlán or Citibank Online and make the payment.

    • Step One: Log-on to Banco Cuscatlán or Citibank El Salvador Platform.
      If you are a Citibank Customer using Citibank online click here:
      https://www.citibank.com.sv/CAGCB/JPS/portal/Index.do
    • Step Two: Add a third-party payee for EFT payments
      Follow Citibank's instructions to make a new third-party payment with the account number 018301000052068 (CITIBANK NA LONDRES).
    • Step Three: Activate the third-party payee to allow sending payments
      Citibank will send you an authorization code to allow you to activate the new third-party payee, in this case, the visa fee collection account.
    • Step Four: Make an online payment to the Visa Fee Collection Account
      • From the Tab menu, select the Transferencias (Transfers) tab, and then select the Terceros (Third-Party Payees) tab.
      • From the Terceros (Transfers) dropdown list, select Servicios Integrales Citi /Citi London Account, which is the visa fee collection account.
      • In the Valor (Value) field, input the correct payment amount for the selected visa category. Click here for further details on visa fees. Visa fees are non-refundable so it is important that you enter the correct amount.
      • Click the Transmitir (Transmit) button to submit payment.
      • You will receive a confirmation of third-party payment, which includes your payment reference or authorization number (Depending on the platform you used). Save your reference or authorization number. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without this number.
    • Step Five: Schedule your appointment
      You can schedule your interview after 1 p.m. the following business day after you have paid the appropriate fee through Citibank El Salvador's platforms. Click here to schedule your appointment online or click here to contact an agent by telephone.