Bank and Payment Options/Pay My Visa Fee

 

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I want to pay my visa fee at a local bank

Overview

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, Ivorians 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.

Instructions to Pay Your Visa fee

Please follow the steps below to pay your visa fee:

Step 1

Create a profile and log-in to our online applicant system. This will ensure the proper amount is paid and activated in a timely manner. This page has more information about the different visa application fees.

Without creating a profile in this system, you will experience considerable delays in receiving your receipt. It is critical to follow these instructions carefully.

Step 2

Once you log in to your profile, please click on the “New Application/ Schedule Appointment” option on the left side of your screen. Complete all required steps.

 
Step 3

Once you are on the Payment screen, click the “Click Here For All Payment Options” link to print out your deposit slip. YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR DEPOSIT SLIP AT THE BANK TO MAKE VISA FEE PAYMENTS.

To review further payment details, read the Fee Payment Options sections below.

Step 4

Visit any GTB location to pay your visa fees. 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.

Step 5

After your have paid your visa fees, please save the GTB receipt for your records.  Log  in to your profile here and complete the Schedule Your Appointment steps with your receipt number. You will need the CGI reference number on the receipt to schedule your visa appointment.

Fee Payment Options

Cash at Bank

Any nonimmigrant visa applicant can pay their visa application fee in cash at any designated GT bank branch. At the bank, you must present your deposit slip, and your provide your telephone number to the teller. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt that will include a CGI reference number which is required to complete the schedule process.

Online Payment

If you have an account with GTBank you may choose to pay your visa application fee online using GTBank's online bill pay service.

Note: It is important that you correctly type your payment code (also called a UID) into the online payment form when you pay your fee online. The payment code is created after you create your online profile at the beginning of the online payment process. This code verifies your payment and allows you to schedule your visa interview.

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 the next business day after paying your visa application fee at a GT Bank.

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the CGI reference number printed on your receipt.  You also need to have your passport number in order to schedule your visa interview.

                       Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines - Cash at Bank
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

Online Payment

You can schedule your interview after 3:00pm on the first banking day following the date you pay your visa application fee online with GTBank.

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

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines - Online Payment
Time of Payment Bank Receipt Purchase Date Interview Booking
anytime during a weekday GTBank Date of next banking day anytime after 3:00pm on the banking day after date of payment
anytime on a weekend or holiday GTBank Date of next banking day anytime after 3:00pm on the banking day after date of payment

More Information

If you have any questions regarding the consular currency exchange rate, please click here, create a profile, answer five short questions so that we can determine the correct amount you must pay.