USA Visitor Visa Fees & Payment Methods Decoded

Those applicants who want to acquire the Visitor Visa of the United States must figure out USA Visitor Visa Fees first. Applicants, including children, are required to pay fixed USA Visitor Visa Fees. The charges are non-refundable and non- transferable and often referred to as MRV fees. The visa fee is to be paid irrespective of the fact whether it’s approved or denied. The types of visa you want to apply determine your Fees for USA Visitor Visas.

USA Visitor Visa Fees Structure

DescriptionFees amount (American Dollars)Fees amount (INR)Visa type
Tourist/business16011200.00B
Student16011200.00F
Athletes, Artists and Entertainers19013300.00L
Persons with extraordinary abilities19013300.00O
International Cultural Exchange19013300.00Q

 

Additionally, in some cases, Non-immigrant Visa Issuance (reciprocity) fees are to be paid at the National Visa Center, US Embassy or to the Department of Homeland Security (DHA). Once the visa application is approved citizens of certain countries are required to pay Non-immigrant Visa Issuance (reciprocity) fees. These are reciprocal in nature. It means when another country charge USA citizen similar fees, the USA also the citizens of such nations to pay the same amount as reciprocity fees.

The USA Government tries to eliminate such fees but when the foreign governments charge their citizens, the USA also impose “reciprocal” fee. For more information, visit the official website of the Department of State.

Fees Payment Mode

  • Demand Draft
  • Credit Card (master or visa card only)
  • National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
  • Cash (Dollars or Indian currency) over the counters of AXIS bank, Citibank and DRUK bank
  • Mobile payments (IMPS)

 

Note: Debit Cards and personal cheques will not be accepted

USA Visitor Visa Fees

National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)

NEFT is the most convenient mode of payment. You may pay your fees directly from your bank account. The NEFT service is available in around 87,000 bank branches across the country. You can also make NEFT payment through mobile banking or internet banking which means you do not have to visit the nearest bank branch.

Also remember, since September 2015, the Reserve Bank of India has issued instructions to all Indian banks to remain closed on every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Therefore, you cannot make a payment at a bank nor do mobile payment or NEFT on these days.

Restrictions

Already stated above, the USA Visitor Visa Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once you have submitted your fees, you will receive a receipt. It will remain valid for one year from the date you have made the payment and accordingly you can schedule your interview. If you fail to schedule your interview within one year, your receipt will expire and you will have to pay the fees again.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may make changes in the fees structure at any point of time. Thus, crosscheck the amount before you make the payment.

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