Important Notice!
Note: for cash payments, in order to schedule the appointment, use as receipt number the number next to "Numar Chitanta".

 

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 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 a U.S. Government-sponsored program, you do not need to pay the MRV fee

 

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 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.

Instructions to Pay Your Visa fee

In Romania you may pay your visa fee online or in person at any Banca Transilvania branch. You must first register on the applicant site and choose the ‘schedule your appointment’ option to access the payment option details. See below for the steps.

Step 1

Log-in to our online applicant system and create a profile. This will ensure the proper amount is paid and activated in timely manner. Values are shown in U.S. Dollars (USD); however the Fee payable is local currency (Ron). This page has more information about the different visa application fees.

Step 2

Click on Schedule My Appointment option on the left-hand side of your screen. Complete Steps for Visa Type, Post, Visa Category and Visa Class.

Step 3

Once you are on the Payment screen, click on Payment Options to pick your form of payment. To review further payment details read the Fee Payment Options sections below.

 

The Ron amounts are based on the consular currency exchange rate determined by the U.S. Department of State. Applicants who do not pay the correct fee for their visa type may be restricted from scheduling an interview.
Step 4

Pick the payment option that is most convenient for you and make your payment. When you pay the visa fee, you acknowledge that this is a non-refundable visa application processing fee required as a prerequisite to the processing of an application. It does not indicate the existence of a contract with the applicant, nor does it guarantee a successful application. There is no refund possible regardless of the outcome of this application.

Step 5

Whichever payment option you choose, you must save your CGI reference number or reference number. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your CGI reference number or reference number.

Step 6

Once you pay your visa fee, you can schedule your interview according to the Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines below. Log-in to your profile and complete the Schedule Your Appointment steps with your CGI reference number or receipt number.

Fee Payment Options

Cash at Bank

Visa Applicants can pay their application fee in cash at any Banca Transilvania branch. The fee is payable in Romanian Leu (RON). Before going to a Banca Transilvania branch 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.

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, Banca Transilvania will issue you a printed receipt. You must save your receipt. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. Banca Transilvania 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 RON). This page has more information about the different visa application fees.

After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the Banca Transilvania 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.

Trustly (Electronic Transfer)

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

  • 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 Interview Waiver letter. You may select the Trustly payment option and enter your internet banking details.
  • 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. 

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. 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.

Please note that your bank may commission this transaction, depending on their policy.  

Scheduling Your Interview

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the reference number printed on your receipt. You can find the number on the left side of the receipt next to "Numar chitanta" for Banca Transilvania payments.

Sample receipt - Banca Transilvania

 

The table below shows the fee payment processing time and when you can schedule your interview after paying your application fee.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines
Payment Method Interview Scheduling Receipt Number for Scheduling Interview
Trustly Immediately after payment online (pending confirmation of transaction by payers bank) CGI Reference Number
Cash at Banca Transilvania Monday - Friday after 09:00 next business day Receipt number
 

More Information

If you have any questions regarding the consular currency exchange rate, please click here, create a profile, and answer five short questions so that we can determine the correct amount you must pay.