Your B1 business visa fee must be paid before scheduling your visa interview. The visa application fee can be paid either electronically as a bank transfer or in cash at a designated CitiBank or AXIS bank branch throughout India.
To complete your B1 visa payment:
- Create a profile or sign in on the US Visa Appointment System website.
- Choose the “Schedule Appointment” option and follow the instructions.
- Once you arrive at the payment screen, complete your payment.
- Your paid visa fee is good for a year from the date of payment. You must make your visa appointment within a year.
The following is the fee structure for B1 visas. All fees are non-refundable. The current consular US Dollar exchange rate is 1 USD = ₹ 84.00, valid through December 17, 2022.
|Visa Type||Fee (USD)||Fee (INR)|
|US Business Visa (B1 Visa)||$185||₹ 15540|
Where and How to Pay the B1 Business Visa Fee
The business visa fee can be paid in following ways:
You must select any of the following options on the USTravelDocs website and make the payment accordingly.
Bank Electronic Payment via NEFT
Most banks in India support NEFT. National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT). You may pay your US visa fee using NEFT. Check with your bank for any applicable fees associated with NEFT.
After logging into your profile, you will get a unique account number to which you will send the NEFT payment. This unique appointment number is required to make the visa interview appointment. It is your responsibility to save this unique account number. If you lose it, you might not be able to schedule an appointment.
Mobile Payments IMPS
Applicants can also pay their visitor visa fees through their mobile phone using the IMPS system. However, the applicants must be preregistered with their bank to complete payment via their mobile phone and also have a valid MPIN. Check with your bank for any applicable fees associated with MPIN service.
IMPS payments can be initiated by either sending a text to the bank or via mobile banking application. In order to avoid a delay in scheduling appointments for both interview and fingerprinting, make sure to enter the exact amount as listed on the payment confirmation screen, and the correct Beneficiary Mobile Number and Beneficiary MMID number.
Once the payments have been settled, you will receive a text message with a 12-digit IMPS reference number. Use this IMPS number to schedule your interview appointments.
Applicants should be able to schedule their appointment within 3 hours of paying the visa fee via IMPS System.
3 Over the Counter Cash Payment at CitiBank or Axis Bank
The US B1 visa fee can be paid at any Citibank or Axis Bank branch in India.
NoteBefore going to the bank for fee payment, you must obtain/print a US visa fee collection slip from your online application on the USTravelDocs website and bring this with you.
Take the completed fee collection slip to the bank when you pay your fee. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt. The receipt number will be required to setup your visa interview online. 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.
Your payment receipt should be activated for making your visa interview within the next business day of paying your visa application fee at a AXIS/Citibank branch.
NoteYour visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer it to another person.
You will receive a receipt after paying the application fee.
This receipt is valid for one year from the date of payment and allows you to schedule your interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate after which it expires.
Non-immigrant Visa Issuance Fee (including border-crossing cards)
For citizens other than India, check the Visa Reciprocity Tables to discover your visa issuance fee amount, if applicable.