Effective July 31st, 2021 US Embassy in Moscow discontinues acceptance of nonimmigrant visa application fees through the network of computerized Russia Post branch in Russia. There are no plans to resume acceptance of nonimmigrant visa application fees at this point of time. All fees purchased before August 1st, 2021 are valid until September 30, 2022. MRV fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to a different applicant or country of application.

Bank and Payment Options/Pay My Visa Fee

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Overview

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.

Remember, the MRV fee is non-refundable. Please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a visa. You may not need to apply for a new U.S. visa if you already hold a valid U.S. visa or are a national of a Visa Waiver Program participating country.

Certain individuals may not need a visa, or may be exempt from the fee, for example:

  • 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 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 pay the fee, please follow the instructions below for paying your visa application fee. For more information about fee exemptions, please visit this page.

Remember: Visa application fees (MRV fees) are nonrefundable.

Fee Payment Options

Effective July 31st, 2021 US Embassy in Moscow discontinues acceptance of nonimmigrant visa application fees through the network of computerized Russia Post branch in Russia. There are no plans to resume acceptance of nonimmigrant visa application fees at this point of time. All fees purchased before August 1st, 2021 are valid until September 30, 2022. MRV fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to a different applicant or country of application.

Issuance Fee (Reciprocity Fee)

Beginning March 4, 2019, Russian nationals are no longer required to pay a visa issuance (reciprocity) fee when their B-1/B-2 (visitors for business or tourism) visa applications are approved. Non-Russian nationals may be required to pay an issuance fee depending on their country of citizenship. For details about which nationalities are required to pay an issuance fee, please visit this page. Please note that issuance (reciprocity) fees cannot be paid in advance through Russia Post, but can be paid at the Embassy/Consulate General on the day of your interview in rubles, US dollars, or by credit card.

Scheduling Your Interview

Whether you schedule your appointment online or contact our call center, you will need the receipt number printed on your receipt. You can find the receipt number outlined in red below.

Fee Payment Receipt


More Information

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