Bank and Payment Options/Pay My Visa Fee

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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, Burkinabe 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.

  • Individuals already holding valid visas for their intended purpose of travel.
  • Citizens of Canada or Bermuda (except in A, E, G, K or V visa categories)

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: 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

Any nonimmigrant visa applicant can pay their visa application fee in cash at any designated UBA bank branch. At the bank, you must present your deposit slip, and you provide your telephone number to the teller. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt that will include a CGI reference number which is required to complete the schedule process.

After you have paid the visa application fee, please keep the UBA fee receipt for your records.

You can schedule your interview after 24 hours of paying your visa application fee at any UBA branch.

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 - Cash at Bank

Time of Payment


Interview Booking

Any time during the business day


Next business day



Two business days


Scheduling Your Interview

You can schedule your interview after 10:00am the next business day after paying your visa application fee at a UBA branch.

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the CGI reference number printed on your receipt. You also need to have your passport number in order to schedule your visa interview.

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