The applicants are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable Machine Readable Visa (MRV) application fee, irrespective of the outcome i.e. whether a visa is issued or not.
US student visa fee can be paid through one of the following modes -
1. National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT). Over 87,000 bank branches are enabled to make NEFT payments. NEFT payment can be made through online banking or mobile banking.
2. Mobile Payments (IMPS). However, the applicant must be pre-registered with their bank to complete payment via their mobile phone and be in possession of a valid MPIN.
3. Cash payment over the counter of designated AXIS Bank and Citibank bank branches. In such cases, the applicable U.S. visa fee collection slip, which is available after logging into the applicant's profile must be printed and carried to the bank. After receiving the payment, the bank issues a receipt.