No, fees must be paid to the NVC using the online Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center. If you are unable to pay online, you must submit a cashier's check or money order to the NVC's St. Louis address.
No, all payments must be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank.
No, the National Visa Center cannot accept fee payments over the phone.
No, the National Visa Center cannot accept personal checks or credit card payments.
There is only one AOS fee charged per case.
Yes, the petitioner can forward the Affidavit of Support Fee Bill Invoice to the applicant for payment.
Yes, the AOS and IV fees can all be paid online. Payers who are unable to pay online line must submit cashier's checks or money order to the NVC's St. Louis address. The payer may submit multiple checks or a single check for the total amount of all fees due. The check(s) MUST be accompanied by all associated Fee Bill Invoices.
You must pay the Affidavit of Support fee for each case unless you are a U.S. citizen with petitions for your spouse and/or child(ren) concurrently in process at the National Visa Center. Note: payment by cashier's check or money order must include all fee bills in one return envelope with one check on top.
The following categories of immigrants are required to pay the AOS fee:
For additional information about the Affidavit of Support, see our website.
Each applicant intending to immigrate to the United States must pay the IV fee.
You will need the following information from the fee letter that you received from the NVC:
You will also need your bank's routing number and your checking (or savings) account number. For checking accounts this information is available at the bottom of one of your checks. Additional guidance on locating this information will be available when you pay online as well as below.
ACH stands for "Automated Clearing House" and refers to an electronic debit from a checking or savings account, commonly known as a direct debit.
ACH payments are generally processed within two or three business days from the initiation of the payment.
The routing number always is nine digits and begins with a 0, 1, 2, or 3. On a check, this number always is bracketed by this special symbol:
On a check, the checking account number generally is accompanied by this special symbol:
The image below shows the routing number, account number, and check number on a check. The order of these numbers may differ
on your check and may include some special symbols different from those shown.
Ignore special symbols within a number when entering the number.
If you cannot determine the routing or account numbers, review a bank statement or contact your financial institution.
Affidavit of Support Fee payments will appear as NVC AOS FEE. Immigrant Visa Fee payments will appear as NVC IV FEE. If you are not sure what a particular payment is, contact your financial institution. They can help identify the payment history.
All online AOS and IV payments are processed by the Department of Treasury through the Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center.
Yes, the Department of State uses 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your transaction information while you are logged into the Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center. No routing or account number information is stored on the Department of State’s servers.
If you wish to make a payment by mail, please refer the Alternative Payment Method Instructions.
If the problem occurred before you entered your payment information, you can close your browser, log back in, and try again.
If you submitted your payment information and then experienced a problem, contact the National Visa Center before trying again.
The Department of State will not automatically send you notification that your payment was successfully completed; however, you can print or e-mail a receipt when you make a payment online.
No, the Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center does not allow you to save forms and submit them later.