Effective June 4, 2010 the Department of State will increase the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee for non-immigrant visas.
The new MRV fee will increase to:
- USD $240 for K visa applicants.
- USD $270 for E visa applicants.
- USD $190 for petition based visa applicants (H, L, O, Q, P, R).
- USD $160 for all other visa applicants.
All applicants, regardless of visa type, must pay the mandatory U.S. Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) application fee of USD $160, paid in UAH according to the exchange rate set by the Embassy on the date of payment. This fee must be paid at any branch of ProCredit Bank in Ukraine. The ProCredit Bank branch located closest to the Consular Section is at 98/2 Peremogy Ave. NOTE: if applicants apply for petition-based non-immigrant visas or E visas, the MRV fee difference will be paid to the Consular cashier on the day of the interview.
When you pay at ProCredit Bank, the cashier will give you a receipt with two copies of your proof of payment on a single page. One of these copies, the "voucher," must be submitted with your visa application at the Consular section. The voucher includes a unique payment number as well as your first and last name as it appears in your international passport. The other copy, the bank receipt, is your copy to keep for your records.
You can only make payment if you provide the bank cashier the original of the international passport you will use to travel to the U.S., or a copy of its bio-data page. If someone pays on your behalf, that person must also provide the cashier a copy of your international passport.
For additional information on bank branches which accept the MRV fee payment, please visit the official site of ProCredit Bank.
Nonimmigrant visa fees are based on reciprocity, (i.e. the fee another country charges U.S. citizens for a similar type of visa). The United States strives to eliminate visa issuance fees whenever possible; however, when a foreign government imposes such fees on U.S. citizens for certain types of visas, the United States will impose a "reciprocal" fee to nationals of that country for similar type of visas.
There is no reciprocity fee for Ukrainian citizens. Please check the State Department's fee schedule page if you are a third country national.
NOTE: The reciprocity fees are paid only at the consulate. The payment can be made from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM and from 2:00 until 4:00 PM. If you do have to pay a reciprocity fee, please schedule your appointment early in the morning.
The SEVIS I-901 fee is mandated by Congress to support the program office and the automated system that keeps track of students and exchange visitors and ensures that they maintain their status while in the United States. Each student or exchange visitor issued an initial Form I-20 or DS-2019 on/after October 27, 2008 is responsible for paying this fee to SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program). However, some exceptions exist.
Anti-Fraud Fee for Blanket L1 Petitions
The anti-fraud fee of USD $500 for beneficiaries of blanket L1 petitions is collected at post and is non-refundable. It is charged regardless of reciprocity. Blanket L1 visa applicants must pay the anti-fraud fee at the consular cashier window before the interview. Dependents of blanket L1 visa applicants are exempt from the fee. NOTE: The anti-fraud fee is paid only in USD cash at the consulate. The payment can be made from 8:00 until 1:00 PM and from 2:00 until 3:00 PM. If you do have to pay the anti-fraud fee, please schedule your appointment early in the morning.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Employees
Crew members going to work on the Outer Continental Shelf need to apply for C1/D and B1 OCS visas simultaneously. Such applicants will be charged two MRV fees for the issuance of the combination of C1/D and B1 OCS visas. Applicants will need to present a U.S. Coast Guard letter of exemption for the vessel or individual(s). OCS workers already in possession of a valid B1/B2 visa do not need to apply for a new visa and may travel with a copy of the Coast Guard letter to explain the purpose of a trip at port of entry. If they prefer having an annotated B1 (OCS) to avoid more rigorous immigration inspection, they may apply for that specific visa, but their B1/B2 visa will be cancelled.
Courier Service Fee
After being informed of the visa issuance by a visa officer, applicants should proceed to the courier service located in the consular pavilion to arrange for the delivery of their passport. The delivery and insurance fee of UAH 60.00 is paid directly to the courier service. The delivery charges for more than one passport to the same address are the following:
- 2 passports - 90 UAH
- 3 passports - 120 UAH
- 4 passports - 150 UAH
- 5 passports - 180 UAH
Dear Customers –
To provide better service and facilitate fee payments the consular section now accepts credit and debit cards from our clients who need to pay consular fees.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners. We also accept debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo.
Please note we still cannot accept credit or debit cards for payment of the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) application fee. MRV fees (required for nonimmigrant visa applications) can only be paid in cash at any branch of ProCredit Bank in Ukraine.