F1 Students need to pay US Visa fee of $160. There are four modes of Visa fee payments options available with new visa system effective from September 26th 2012.
National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)?
Mobile Payments – IMPS?
Cash – Over the Counter at DRUK Bank?
Cash – Over the Counter (AXIS Bank and Citibank)?
USA Visa Application fee payment Option
There are four major options available to pay US Visa fee.US Visa payment by National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
You can pay visa application fee with an NEFT transfer directly from your bank account. You may also make your NEFT payment through online banking or mobile banking. While on the payment confirmation screen, you will receive a unique account number to which you will send the NEFT payment.
You must save unique account number that you actually use to make your NEFT payment. You must have this number as proof of payment in order to schedule your visa interview appointment.US Visa Payment by Mobile Phone
Applicants with a mobile phone can pay their MRV Fee via their phone using the IMPs system, however, the applicant must be preregistered with their bank to complete payment via their mobile phone and be in possession of a valid MPIN.
Applicants can initiate an IMPS payment via SMS to their bank or via the m-banking facility provided by their financial institution.
Applicants must enter the correct Beneficiary Mobile Number, Beneficiary MMID number and correct amounts.
Once the payment has been verified, you will receive a SMS containing the 12 digit IMPS reference number. Applicants must then enter the IMPS reference number after logging into their profile. Once verified, the applicant will be able to proceed to the appointment scheduling stage.
Applicants who pay via the IMPS system during regular business hours (9AM – 5PM) will be able to schedule their appointment within 3 hours. Applicants who make their payment after 6PM will be able to schedule their appointment after 9AM the next business day.
Here is the step by step process to pay US visa fee.
- Create a Profile at USVISATRAVELDOCS website
- After logging in with your user name and password you will see an option ‘Schedule Appointment option’ on the left panel. Select this option.
- After filling your Passport and Visa information at the end of the confirmation page you see this screen. Select the option that was shown in arrow – ‘Click Here for All payment Options’
You can visit AXIS or CITI Bank branches to make the visa fee. List of Branches
Before going to the bank, you must print and carry the applicable U.S. visa fee collection slip available after logging into your profile. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt.
Cash at Bank you can schedule your interview within three hours of paying your visa application fee at an AXIS/Citibank branch. The table below shows the fee payment processing time and when you can schedule your interview after paying your application fee.
|Time of Payment||Bank||Interview Booking|
|Any time during the business day||Citibank||within 3 hours|
|Any time during the business day||Druk||Following business day|
You can pay your non-immigrant visa application fee in cash at any of 4 DRUK Bank branch. Before going to the bank, you must print and carry the applicable U.S. visa fee collection slip available after logging into your profile. Take the completed fee collection slip to the bank when you pay your fee. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt.