Bank and Payment Options

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, Nigerian 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. Please consult with the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate in Lagos if you are not sure whether to pay the fee.

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: It is important to know that visa application fees are nonrefundable.

Fee Payment Options
    Cash at Bank

    Any nonimmigrant visa applicant can pay their visa application fee in cash at any GTBank branch. At the bank, you must write your fee payment amount and your telephone number in the U. S. visa fee collection slip available at the bank. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR THE INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OF THE APPLICANT YOU ARE PAYING FOR WHEN MAKING VISA FEE PAYMENTS AT ANY GTB LOCATIONS

    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 GTBank fee receipt for your records.

Scheduling Your Interview
    Cash at Bank

    You can schedule your interview within a few hours of paying your visa application fee at a GTBank branch.

    Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the payment code printed on your receipt. (This is the UID given to you at GTBank, or when you created your online profile.) 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 - Cash at Bank
    Time of PaymentBankReceipt Purchase DateInterview Booking
    9:00am - 3:30pmGTBankSame as date of payment4 hours after payment
    after 3:30pmGTBankDate of next banking dayanytime 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 payment code printed on your receipt. (This is the UID given to you at GTBank, or when you created your online profile.) 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 PaymentBankReceipt Purchase DateInterview Booking
    anytime during a weekdayGTBankDate of next banking dayanytime after 3:00pm on the banking day after date of payment
    anytime on a weekend or holidayGTBankDate of next banking dayanytime after 3:00pm on the banking day after date of payment
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