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Immigrant Visa Process

Step 3: Pay Fees

The first thing you need to do after receiving your NVC Welcome Letter is pay your processing fees. There are two processing fees:

  1. Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee
  2. Affidavit of Support Fee. A small number of cases do not required payment of this fee. Please review our FAQ on the topic to find out if you are not required to pay this fee.

You will need a bank routing number and a checking or savings account number from a U.S. based bank. 

To pay your fee, log into your case in CEAC and click the ‘PAY NOW’ button under Affidavit of Support Fee or IV Fee on your summary page.

IV - Pay Fees

Please note you cannot pay these two fees simultaneously; the online system will ask you to pay them one at a time.

After submitting your payments online, please allow up to 1 week for NVC to process your fees before continuing to the next step. You will not be able to access Form DS-260 until NVC has processed your payments.

Important Notice: If the system requests you pay an Affidavit of Support fee, but you are not required to pay the Affidavit of Support fee based on the criteria in this FAQ, please contact NVC before paying your Affidavit of Support fee.