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 or G 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.
  • 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.

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 non-refundable.

Issuance Fee (Reciprocity Fee)

Depending on your citizenship and the type of visa you are applying for, you may also have to pay a visa issuance or “reciprocity” fee. This fee is not an MRV Fee and cannot be used to schedule an appointment. Please make sure that you pay the reciprocity fee in advance only if you are renewing your previous and submitting your application through drop-box channel. If you are scheduling your interview appointment, do not pay the reciprocity fee in advance; the fee should be paid at the time of your interview at the Consular Section of U.S. Embassy/Consulate General.

Please check this page to find out the applicable reciprocity fee amounts.

Instructions to Pay Your Visa fee

In Thailand you may pay your visa fee in person at any Bank of Ayudhya (BAY) branch or via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). 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 in Thai Baht (THB). 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 THB 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 Virtual Account Number. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your Virtual Account 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 Virtual Account Number.

Fee Payment Options

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

You may pay your MRV Fee using your online bank account. Your bank may apply charges to your account for EFT transactions. If you are applying for multiple visas for your family or group, only ONE payment is required.

  1. After logging into your profile and while on the payment screen, select the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) option. Your unique Virtual Account number will pop-up on the screen. You will use this number when processing your online payment.
  2. Make only one payment per Virtual Account number as the payment is non-refundable. It is critical that you keep the Virtual Account number that you use to make your bank transfer. You must have this number as proof of payment in order to schedule your visa interview appointment. It is the applicant's responsibility to save this number.
  3. Enter the following beneficiary details in your online banking form to complete your ACH Transfer (SMART) in THB only:
    Beneficiary Bank: Bank of America N.A., Bangkok Branch
    SWIFT CODE: BOFATH2X
    Bank Sort Code: 0270001
    Account Number: 'Your Unique Virtual Account Number’
    Amount: xxx.00 THB Only
  4. 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 Virtual Account Number.
Cash at Bank

You can pay your nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application fee with cash at any Bank of Ayudhya (BAY) branch in Thailand. For a full list of branch locations, please click here. Before going to BAY Bank, you must print both the applicable U.S. visa application deposit slip available below AND a BAY Bank deposit slip which will need to be completed in the branch. Take BOTH the CGI deposit slip and the BAY Bank deposit slip with you to pay your fee. For a full list of branch locations, please click here: http://www.krungsri.com/th/locations.aspx

  1. After logging into your profile and while on the payment selection screen, you can select the ‘Cash’ payment Option.
  2. You will print a deposit slip that will contain a unique Virtual Account number and a unique CGI reference number which you must include in your cash payment.
  3. You must also print a BAY Bank deposit slip which will need to be completed in the branch. Take BOTH the CGI deposit slip and the BAY Bank deposit slip with you to pay your fee.
  4. To pay the visa fee take both of the completed deposit slips to your bank. Include your Virtual Account number and CGI Reference number in the payment deposit information. If you do not include the Virtual Account number and CGI Reference number or you do not pay the exact Thai Baht amount indicated on the deposit slip, you will not be able to schedule you appointment.
  5. After receiving your payment, the cashier will give you a back the bottom half of your Bay Bank deposit slip stamped confirming payment. Save your receipt as proof of payment.
  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 Virtual Account Number.

Click here for a BAY Bank 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 your profile and re-click the appropriate link to generate a new deposit slip. Fee collection agents will NOT accept payments based on expired deposit slips. Upon receiving your payment, BAY Bank will return back to you the bottom half of your Bay Bank deposit slip stamped confirming payment. Save your stamped slip. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your Virtual Account Number.

Scheduling Your Interview

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the CGI reference number or transaction number printed on your receipt.

See the table below for processing timelines.

Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines
Time of Payment – EFT/Online
(Monday to Friday, not including holidays)
Interview Scheduling
Until 14:00 p.m. 2 Days later: after 12:00 p.m.
Time of Payment – BAY Bank
(Monday to Friday, not including holidays)
Interview Scheduling
Any time in BAY Branch Next Business Day: After 12:00 p.m.