Nonimmigrant Visa fee increase (NIV)
The US Embassy Manila is now collecting new Nonimmigrant Visa application fees. Effective last April 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of State implemented an increase in the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee.
Applicants, who booked an appointment on or after July 13, 2012 and paid at the old rate, must now pay the differential fee corresponding to the visa class that he/she is applying for.
Applicants can pay the difference in fees at the U.S. Embassy cashier on the day of the interview.
Note: Applications will not be processed unless the full MRV fee has been paid.
For more information about the Nonimmigrant Visa Fee, please click here.
For more information about the Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts, please click here.
New Bank Payment Process (NIV)
Effective last September 3, 2012, a printed payment slip is required in order to pay the Machine Readable (MRV) fee in the bank. The bank will not accept and process MRV fee without the payment slip.
Every payment slip has its expiration date and receipt number. Expired slips are not accepted by the bank. Applicants will not be able to schedule an appointment without the receipt number. Payment slips cannot be reproduced nor used for lump sum payment.
For more information about the Bank Payment Process, please click here.
For Complete Instructions on the Bank Payment Process, please click here.