Important Notice!
Before you proceed with the payment of your visa fee, please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Embassy in Sofia remains unable to resume routine visa operations, including visitor (B1, B1/B2, B2) visa appointments. We are currently offering as many appointments as local conditions, resources, and safety considerations allow in mission-critical visa categories, including a limited number of appointments for petition-based employment visas, student visas, and exchange visitor visas.

We continue processing of K1 fiancé visas and other immigrant visas.

Processing of B1/B2 and C1/D visa renewals which meet the requirements for an interview waiver will continue. For information regarding the procedure, please visit: http://ustraveldocs.com/bg/bg-niv-visarenew.asp.

 

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 be required to pay an MRV fee include:

  • 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 instructions below for paying your visa application fee. For more information about fee exemptions, please visit this page.

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 nonrefundable.

Fee Payment Options

 

Cash payment

Visa applicants may pay their application fee in cash at any UniCredit Bulbank or EasyPay location. The fee is payable only in Bulgarian Lev (BGN). Before going to a UniCredit Bulbank or EasyPay location, 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. You will not be able to pay your fee if you are not in possession of a valid deposit slip.

If you print a deposit slip in advance of the payment date, please take note of the expiration date on the deposit slip. If the expiration date passes prior to your making the payment, return to this site and re-click on the appropriate link below to generate a new deposit slip. Fee collection agents will NOT accept payments based on expired deposit slips. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a receipt.  You must save your receipt. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. Neither UniCredit Bulbank nor EasyPay will be able to issue a duplicate receipt. 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. Values are shown in U.S. dollars (but payment is in BGN. This page has more information about the different visa application fees.

If you need further instructions to help you download the deposit slip please refer to Q18 at FAQ.

 

UniCredit Bulbank Deposit Slip

 

EasyPay Deposit Slip

If you want to pay the visa fee for more than one applicant or for a group, you may use the group payment deposit slip to pay the application fee for up to 10 applicants in a single transaction. Currently this option is only available when paying via UniCredit Bulbank.

 

After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the 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

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the transaction number printed on your receipt.

UniCredit Bulbank Receipt

Use the receipt number you receive (example is circled in red in the image below) to schedule your appointment.

EasyPay Receipt

Use the receipt number you receive (example is circled in red in the image below) to schedule your appointment.

 See the table below for processing timelines.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines
Payment Method Interview Scheduling Receipt Number for Scheduling Interview
Cash at UniCredit Bulbank After 1300h on the next business day CGI Reference Number(Reason for payment)
Cash at EasyPay Next business day CGI Reference Number

 

More Information

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