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Applicants must follow payment instructions very carefully. Payments made incorrectly are non-refundable. Please see the Visa Fees section for more detailed fee information or call the call center with any questions.
Most applicants, including children, are required to pay a Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee to initiate their U.S. visa application. This U.S. 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 United States before submitting their applications.
Certain individuals may not need to pay an MRV fee, for example:
- If you are applying for an A, G, or NATO visa for official travel, you do not need to pay the MRV fee
- If you are applying for a J visa to participate in certain U.S. Government-sponsored programs, you do not need to pay the MRV fee
- Diplomatic passport holders may qualify for a waiver of the MRV fee. Please contact the Embassy to confirm whether you will need to pay the MRV fee or not.
Certain individuals may not need a visa, for example:
- If you already hold a valid visa for your intended purpose of travel, you may not need a visa.
- If you are a citizen of Canada or Bermuda (but not applying for an A, E, G, K or V visa category), you may not need a visa.
If you do need to apply for a visa, please follow the payment instructions below. Applicants must make a successful payment before they are permitted to schedule their interview appointment. Applicants who do not pay the correct fee for their visa type may be restricted from scheduling an interview.
Once the initial interview is scheduled, applicants are limited to the number of times they can reschedule their appointment. If you miss your scheduled appointment time, you may be required to pay the MRV fee again in order to schedule another interview. Please plan accordingly so that you are not required to pay an additional visa application fee. Visa application fees are non-refundable.
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
If you pay your visa application fee online (option 1), you can schedule your interview immediately. If you pay your visa application fee at a Bank Pocztowy branch (option 2), you can schedule your interview after 12:00 the next business day.
If you maintain an Internet Bank Account in Poland, you will be able to pay for your MRV fee with an electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly from your bank account. This payment process can be administered online. Please follow the appropriate link below for instructions on paying the visa application fee amount that matches your visa category.
If you would like to check whether your bank participates in SOFORT, please click here.
After you choose an amount from the table below which corresponds to your visa category, you will be redirected to a SOFORT payment page where you can complete your Internet Banking Details. If you are scheduling visa appointments for multiple family members or a group, you can choose the number of people by selecting the quantity in the table below and make the payment.
Please note that payments are only valid if made through the embedded link to SOFORT (option 1) or a participating Bank Pocztowy branch (option 2). Payments made via other methods will not be refunded.
Once your payment is verified, you will receive a Personal Transcation Number (in the screenshot below circled in red). PLEASE ENSURE YOU KEEP/PRINT THIS PAYMENT REFERENCE. The Personal Transaction Number is your proof of payment and must be used to schedule your visa appointment at the Embassy.
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. Please be aware that there may be a delay in the payment being posted to your account. If an error occurs, please check your bank account to see if the payment has been collected.
Your Personal Transaction Number, which is required to schedule an appointment, is also available on the statement of payment from your online bank account. Please see the example below.
|Visa Type||Description||Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (PLN)||Select Quantity|
|C-1/D||Transit and Airline Crew||$160||N/A|
|CW||Transitional Worker CNMI||$190||N/A|
|E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty, Long-Term Investor CNMI||$270||N/A|
|H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees||$190||N/A|
|I||Journalist and Media||$160||N/A|
|K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen||$240||N/A|
|O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability||$190||N/A|
|P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers||$190||N/A|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange||$190||N/A|
|T||Victim of Human Trafficking||$160||N/A|
2. Cash at Bank
Any nonimmigrant visa applicant can pay their visa application fee in cash at any full-service Bank Pocztowy branch (placówka). Payments are not accepted at any other sub-branch of the bank (including Urząd Pocztowy, Filia Urzędu Pocztowego and Pocztowe Stanowiska Finansowe. The fee is payable in Polish Złoty (PLN). Before going to a Bank Pocztowy location, you must print the applicable U.S. visa application deposit slip available below on this page. 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. To find a Bank Pocztowy branch, please click here.
DO NOT PRINT MULTIPLE COPIES OF THE DEPOSIT SLIP.
You must print a unique deposit slip for each transaction. When making group payments, you MUST download a new deposit slip for each individual applicant. For example, if you have five family members that are applying for a visa, you must bring five different deposit slips to the bank and process five separate transactions to pay the visa fees. You will be unable to pay your fee if you are not in possession of a valid deposit slip.
For security reasons the account number on the deposit slip contains XXX’s instead of the digits. This is normal and the bank will accept this slip as valid.
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, Bank Pocztowy will issue you a receipt. Save your receipt. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. 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, however payment is made in PLN. This page has more information about the different visa application fees.
Please note that the deposit slips are not compatible with the iPad and will not load correctly using the default Apple .pdf reader. The slips will load correctly on Apple computers if opened using Adobe Reader. If you cannot open or view the deposit slip, please download and install the latest version of Adobe Reader from the Adobe website. There is no fee to download or use Adobe Reader.
- Deposit Slip - $160 MRV Fee
- Deposit Slip - $190 MRV Fee
- Deposit Slip - $240 MRV Fee
- Deposit Slip - $270 MRV Fee
After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the Bank Pocztowy 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
The number is identified under Informacje o platnosci. Please see the example circled in red below:
From Bank Pocztowy:
The number is handwritten under your receipt.
To create a profile, click here and answer five short questions so that we can determine the correct amount you must pay. If you have any questions regarding the exchange rate, check the visa fee page.