The United States Embassy in Ankara will implement new fee payment services.  These arrangements will reduce the cost of applying for a U.S. visa.

Fee Payment Options

Starting Wednesday, December 19, 2012, applicants who wish to pay by cash will pay their visa application fees (MRV fee) in Turkish Lira at AK Bank. For convenience, AK Bank has 959 branches throughout Turkey. Alternatively, applicants can also pay their visa application fees by credit card in U.S. dollars online or through the automatic phone system.

Note: As of April 13, 2012 the Visa Application Fee (MRV fee) has changed. Any fees paid prior to Friday, April 13, 2012 remain valid for one year from the date of payment. There will be a 90 day grace period after which the difference between the old rate and the new rate must be paid at the Consular Section cashier. No refunds will be available to applicants who paid the higher fee.

The changes in the Visa Application fee (also known as the MRV fee) are:


All Non-immigrant visa applicants must pay the Non-immigrant visa application processing fee (MRV fee) prior to scheduling an appointment through this service. This fee is nonrefundable and non-transferable regardless of whether a visa is issued.

Non-immigrant visa application fees (also known as "MRV fees") are the equivalent of:

  • USD$240 for Fiancé(e) (K) visas.

There are several options available for paying the MRV fee. Click the options below for more information and step-by-step instructions.

For individuals who have a valid visa receipt from TEB BANK who paid prior to 19 December 2012:

  • Applicants who paid the appropriate visa fee prior to the launch of our new appointment system on December 19, 2012 should directly contact either the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit at Embassy Ankara at or the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit at Consulate General Istanbul at to schedule an appointment. The current appointment system cannot schedule individuals who previously paid under the former system.
  • Visa receipts from TEB Bank are valid for one year from the date of payment.

Note: Iranian applicants should contact Embassy Ankara.

Reference: Embassy of the United States Ankara Turkey and Official Visa Services of the United States of America

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