Fee Payment Options

Visa Category Fee
Nonimmigrant Visas, non-petition based
(B1/B2, C1/D, F, M, J, I, TN, TD)
USD$160
Nonimmigrant Visas, petition based (H, L, O, P, Q, R) USD$190
Treaty Trader Visa (E1), Treaty Investor Visa (E2),
Australian Worker Visa (E3)
USD$270
Fiancé(e) visas (K) USD$240

The visa application fee is determined by the type of visa for which the applicant is applying.

All Nonimmigrant visa applicants must pay the Nonimmigrant visa application processing fee (MRV) prior to scheduling an appointment through this service. This fee is nonrefundable and nontransferrable regardless of whether a visa is issued.

Can I apply for two different visa types at the same time?

For the full list of Nonimmigrant application fees please visit
http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html.

Nonimmigrant visa application fees (also known as "MRV fees") are the equivalent of:

  • USD$160 for most visas that do not require a petition.
    • Examples of visas in this category are:
      • Visitor Visa for business/pleasure (B1/B2),
      • Exchange Visitor Visa (J),
      • Student Visa (F),
      • Non-Academic Student visa (M),
      • Information Media Representative visa (I),
      • Crew visa (C1/D),
      • Any other visa class not specifically named as requiring higher-tiered fees.
  • USD$190 for petition based visas:
    • Examples of visas in this category are:
      • Temporary workers and trainees(H),
      • Intracompany transferees (L ),
      • Persons with extraordinary ability (O),
      • Athletes, artists, and entertainers (P),
      • International cultural exchange visitors (Q),
      • Religious Workers (R).
  • USD$240 for Fiancé(e) (K) visas.
  • USD$270 for all E category nonimmigrant visas [Treaty Trader (E-1), Treaty Investor (E-2) and Australian Worker (E-3) visa)].

Reciprocity Fee

Depending on the applicant's country of citizenship and the type of visa being applied for, the applicant may also be required to pay a fee for visa issuance, known as a reciprocity fee. The applicant may obtain this information by visiting the following Web site: http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_3272.html.

All Nonimmigrant visa applicants must pay the Nonimmigrant visa application processing fee (MRV) prior to scheduling an appointment.

If paying by cash

  1. Click on "Log In" at the top right of this screen to register on the site and choose your trip purpose. When you reach the page requesting your payment, click on the appropriate PDF link to print the Deposit Slip to pay at the bank.
  2. Take both deposit slips to the bank and pay the MRV fee.
  3. Log into the Web site and enter the receipt number from the bank into the field provided on the MRV fee receipt page and click "Submit."
  4. The next page will open to the appointment calendar.

If paying by credit card online

  1. Enter all required fields to complete the transaction.
  2. After the transaction is approved click "Continue" to proceed to the appointment calendar.

If paying by credit card by phone

  1. Dial the appropriate phone number. (See "Call Center Information" on the left-hand menu.)
  2. Select language.
  3. Select NIV.
  4. Select "Pay your visa application fee."
  5. Follow the prompts to complete the credit card transaction.
  6. Listen carefully and write down the MRV fee confirmation number.

The U.S. Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee is collected on behalf of the U.S. Department of State by CSC Computer Sciences (Pty) Ltd., West Tower, Canal Walk, Century City, Cape Town, 7446. All MRV fee payment-related issues are addressed by email only through our Contact Us Support Team: contactus_en_ZA@usvisa-info.com. Please note that application fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable regardless of whether a visa is issued. MRV fees are valid for one year from date of purchase.