Bank and Payment Options


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: It is important to know that visa application fees are nonrefundable.

Fee Payment Options
    Cash at Bank

    Any nonimmigrant visa applicant can pay their visa application fee in cash at any Standard Chartered Bank branch. You must bring your passport or a copy of your passport's bio page to the bank when you pay the visa fee. At the bank, you must write your passport number, fee payment amount and your telephone number in the U. S. visa fee collection slip available at Standard Chartered Bank. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt.

    Online Payment

    If you have an account with Standard Chartered Bank you may choose to pay your visa application fee online using Standard Chartered's online bill pay service.

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

Scheduling Your Interview

You must wait for 4 hours from the time you paid your fee before you can schedule your interview. Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the payment code printed on your receipt. (This is the UID given to you at Standard Chartered Bank or when you created your online profile.) You also need to have your passport number and your fee payment date in order to schedule your visa interview.

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