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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
Disclaimer: I do not work for nor am I affiliated with CGI Group Inc. and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs. This guide was made with the sole intention of helping other K1 applicants to schedule their K1 Visa Interviews online. For the full disclaimer, please click here.