Bank and Payment Options/Pay My Visa Fee

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Overview

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.

If you are a Singapore national or a citizen of any other Visa Waiver Program participating country, 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.
  • Individuals exempt from paying application fees, such as applicants for A or G visas, or participants in U.S. Government-sponsored J programs.
  • 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 make another visa application fee. Visa application fees are nonrefundable.

Fee Payment Options

***PLEASE NOTE THAT SINGPOST IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR FEE PAYMENTS. ALL VISA APPLICATION FEES MUST BE PAID THROUGH VFS GLOBAL.***

Pay Via VFS Global

  1. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to VFS Global
  2. Cash / NETS Payment at VFS Global 
1. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to VFS Global

- You may pay your MRV Application Fee via electronic fund transfer (EFT) from any Singapore bank account in Singapore. Your bank may apply charges to your account for EFT transactions. If you are applying for multiple visas for your family or group, the MRV Application Fees can be paid for 5 applicants in one transfer. Please note that the total amount CANNOT exceed payment for MORE THAN 5 applicants.
-  Log on to your Singapore bank account and enter the following beneficiary details in your online banking form to complete your EFT in Singapore dollars (SGD) ONLY. (DO NOT PAY IN US Dollars):

  • Once your payment is processed, please wait for the activation of receipt by referring to ‘Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines’ table in the "Scheduling Your Interview" section available below on this page. Once the VAN is activated, you can proceed to schedule appointment online by returning  to your account to schedule your appointment(s) with the Virtual Account Number as your "Receipt Number". Please be sure that the Virtual Account Number is kept for your records as it cannot be replaced. Without your Virtual Account Number, you will be unable to schedule an appointment.

 

2. Cash/NETS Payment at VFS Global

In Singapore, you may pay your MRV Application Fee with cash or NETS at the VFS Global 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.

      1. Click on the online application system and create a profile. Values are shown in U.S. Dollars (USD); however, the fee is ONLY payable in Singapore dollars (SGD). This page has more information about the different visa application fees.
      2. Click on Schedule My Appointment option on the left-hand side of your screen. Then, follow the required steps for entering Visa Type, Post, Visa Category and Visa Class.
      3. When you get to the payment screen, select the VFS Cash and Debit link to generate the deposit slip. You will need to print this deposit slip and present it when doing the over-the counter payment. Your unique Virtual Account Number is in this slip. Please save this number for your records as this will also be your "Receipt Number" in scheduling your appointment.
        • NOTE: DO NOT PRINT MULTIPLE COPIES OF THE DEPOSIT SLIP. If you are applying for multiple visas for your family or group, only ONE payment and ONE deposit slip are required.  Please note that the total amount CANNOT exceed payment for MORE THAN 5 applicants.

      4. Proceed to the VFS Global branch to pay the MRV Application Fee. The address of VFS Global is:
        79 Anson Road, #15-02, Singapore 079906
      5. Once your payment is processed, please wait for the activation of receipt by referring to ‘Visa Application Fee Payment Processing Timelines’ table in the "Scheduling Your Interview"section available below on this page. Once the VAN is activated, you can proceed to schedule appointment online by returning to your account to schedule your appointment(s) with the Virtual Account Number as your "Receipt Number". Please be sure to keep the Virtual Account Number for your records as it cannot be replaced. Without your Virtual Account Number, you will not be able to schedule an appointment.

 

Scheduling Your Interview

The table below provides the activation timeline of your receipt and when you can schedule your appointment. Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center you will need the MRV fee payment reference number printed on your receipt.

Cash / NETS payment at VFS Global

You can schedule your interview after 12:00 noon the next business day after date of payment.

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the Virtual Account number printed on your receipt. (This is the UID printed on your payment slip when you created your online profile.) Note: Your Virtual Account will be 19 Digits in length, please use the 19-digit Virtual Account to schedule your interview.  You also need to have your passport number and your fee payment date in order to schedule your visa interview.

EFT Payment

You can schedule your interview after 3:00 pm on the first banking day following the date you pay your visa application fee via EFT

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the Virtual Account number printed on your receipt. (This is the UID printed on your payment slip when you created your online profile.) Note: Your Virtual Account will be 19 Digits in length, please use the 19-digit Virtual Account to schedule your interview.  You also need to have your passport number and your fee payment date 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 
 Time of Payment  Fee Payment Option  Bank  Receipt Purchase Date Interview Booking 
 

8:00am -4:00pm

 

Cash / NETS

VFS Global    Same as date of payment Anytime, after 12:00 noon on the business day after date of payment
Anytime  EFT Any bank online platform    Date of next banking day  Anytime, after 3:00pm on the business day after date of payment

After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the payment receipt for your records. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You need to pay a new MRV fee again. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your reference.

More Information

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