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K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines)

By Erika Presson
Last Updated: December 14, 2013


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So you already have your NVC Case Number? Time to pay the K1 Visa Fee.




YAY! It’s going to move along fast (considerably faster than the I-129F approval process) after getting your NVC Case Number (MNL/Manila Case Number). So, Congratulations! It’s all you need in order to proceed to the next part of the K1 Visa Process. No more waiting for a packet 3 to be mailed to you. You can access it online.

You have 2 options:

1. Pay Online through Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) or Bancnet here;

2. Pay the K1 Visa Fee at any BPI branch.

What I’m going to outline though is how to pay through a BPI Teller.

NOTE: This is a non-refundable, non-transferable fee as noted in the US Travel Docs website.

US Travel Docs: PH Visa Payment Info | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (www.mrspresson.com)

US Travel Docs: PH Visa Payment Info | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (www.mrspresson.com)

What do I need in order to pay the K1 Visa Fee at a BPI branch?

There are three (3) important things to bring to your BPI branch:

1. Passport – Some tellers may or may not require identification when paying the visa fee. If they do ask, the teller would ask for your unexpired passport.

2. K1 Visa Fee Payment Starting September 12, 2014 , the K1 Visa Fee will be at $265 (previously $240). It will be paid according to the prevailing exchange rate which you will find on your…

3. $265 MRV Deposit Slip – MRV means Machine Readable Visa. This is important. You must print out the $265 MRV Deposit Slip found on the US Travel Docs Website. Click this link to go directly to the page where you can download the $265 MRV Deposit Slip »

$240 MRV Deposit Slip Link | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (www.mrspresson.com)

$240 MRV Deposit Slip Link | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (www.mrspresson.com)

How to Pay the K1 Visa Fee at BPI

1. Bring the three (3) necessary items mentioned above: Passport, K1 Visa Fee Payment and the $265 MRV slip with the prevailing $ to Php exchange rate. (Consular Fee Changes effective September 12, 2014)

2. Go to your nearest BPI Branch.

3. Use the BPI Express Assist terminal, also known as the touch-screen BEA Terminal, and proceed with selecting your banking transaction type and payment category: US Visa. When you’re done, BEA will give you a number. This is to facilitate an easier number queuing at BPI branches.

This was my BEA Terminal Number / Queue Number. LOL | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Life As Mrs. Presson (www.mrspresson.com)

This was my BEA Terminal Number / Queue Number. LOL | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Life As Mrs. Presson (www.mrspresson.com)

4. Your number will be called and/or flashed on the queuing monitor.

5. Present the $265 MRV Deposit Slip and pay the necessary fees. If asked, present your passport.

$240 MRV Deposit Slip Sample | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (www.mrspresson.com)

$240 MRV Deposit Slip Sample | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (www.mrspresson.com)

6. The teller will give you back the Customer Copy of the MRV Deposit Slip after they’ve printed the transaction info at the back. DO NOT LOSE THIS. You need the MRV Receipt Number in order to schedule your K1 Visa interview online and you will have to present this slip on your K1 Visa Interview at the US Embassy, Manila.

This was my actual $240 MRV Receipt / Deposit Slip Customer Copy. Notice that I only paid $10,080 unlike the Sample MRV Slip above. This is due to the prevailing exchange rate during that time. | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Life As Mrs. Presson (www.mrspresson.com)

This was my actual $240 MRV Receipt / Deposit Slip Customer Copy. Notice that I only paid $10,080 unlike the Sample MRV Slip above. This is due to the prevailing exchange rate during that time. | K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines) | © 2013, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Life As Mrs. Presson (www.mrspresson.com)

That’s it! After four to eight hours (at least it was eight for me), you will be able to proceed to the next step: How to Schedule Your K1 Visa Interview Online »

 

You can now pay your K1 Visa Fees online!

If you have a bank account with either the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) or BancNet, you may click on these links to be taken directly to the US Travel Docs website where you can pay for your visa fee online.

 

 

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  1. Princess Matias says:

    Hi, this is a very useful and informative blog I will use as my guide to complete my K1 visa application. You did a great job in explaining this whole process with clarity. The screenshots are really helpful. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Me and my fiance is going through a really smooth process for this visa application however I’m in a hinge right now because I still need to renew my passport. I’m hoping that there will be no delay since I have an appointment scheduled on Feb 19th at DFA Alimall. I hope I can pick up my passport after 7 working days or less. Is it possible to experience a delay in receiving your passport from DFA satellite offices?

    • No one will be able to tell you if you can get it after 7 working days. I know that the DFA has been having a lot of back logs with passport processing since last year. Your best bet is to contact DFA directly for information about passport processing/timelines. Good luck!

  2. Nicole says:

    Hi ma’am im confused do i pay $350 or $265 for my k1 visa fee? Pls help

  3. Great way to explain things so clearly…you did a great job on this. Nice to see you’re there helping. Thanks so much and god bless.

    • Thanks Jason! I do try my best to help out by writing everything I’ve experienced. Going through the process myself with (more often than not) conflicting information from various resources online, I knew I just had to write about it from start to finish. Paying it forward. :)

      Good luck!

  4. jam says:

    Hi ma’am. I have a question regarding the scheduling of my appointment. I’m already done with the application for DS 160 and scheduling but it seems something is wrong. my DS- 160 confirmation code is not indicated in my application confirmation page. i can only find my receipt number in it. is that ok? thank you.

  5. maria says:

    Hi i have a question. Do i need to in the confirmation code of ds-160 form when im going to set my interview appointment online?please help me.


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