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

 Trustly (Electronic Transfer)

You may pay your MRV Fee using the Trustly service (Direct Bank Transfer). This payment process can be administered online.

  1. After logging into your profile please proceed with scheduling an appointment for your visa interview. At Step 8 of the process you will be prompted to choose between several options for paying the visa application fee prior to selecting the date and time of the interview or, if eligible, receiving a drop box letter. You may select the Trustly payment option and enter your internet banking details.
  2. Before your payment is verified, you will receive a CGI Reference Number on screen. Once your payment is verified, you will be redirected to the appointment scheduling page. BE SURE TO KEEP/PRINT your CGI Reference Number. This number is proof of payment and is used to schedule your visa appointment at the Embassy. Your CGI reference number is also available on the statement of payment from your online bank account.

When making your online payment please:

DO NOT refresh the web page
DO NOT press the back button on your browser
DO NOT open a new window
DO NOT close your web browser until a payment confirmation appears.

Performing any of these actions may result in multiple payments, which are non-refundable! Be aware that there may be a delay in the payment being posted to your account. If an error occurs, check your bank account to see if the payment has been collected.

Cash at Bank

Visa Applicants can pay their application fee in cash at any branch of UniCredit Bulbank. The fee is payable in Bulgarian Lev (BGN). Before going to a UniCredit Bulbank location, you must print the applicable U.S. visa application deposit slip available below on this page. After printing the slip, please ensure you fill in your name, EGN, and the “amount in words” as per the amount displayed on the printed deposit slip. Take the printed deposit slip with you to pay your fee. You will be unable 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 day in which you plan to make your payment, please take note of the expiration date on the deposit slip. If the expiration date passes prior to using the slip to make your payment, simply return to this site and re-click 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, UniCredit Bulbank will issue you a receipt. You must save your receipt. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. UniCredit Bulbank will be unable 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 BGL. 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

 

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.

After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the UniCredit Bulbank 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. Use the receipt number circled in red in the image below to schedule your appointment.

UniCredit Bulbank Receipt

 

See the table below for processing timelines.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines
Payment Method Interview Scheduling Receipt Number for Scheduling Interview
Trustly Immediately after payment online CGI Reference Number
Cash at Bank After 1300h on the next business day Receipt Number
 

 

More Information

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