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Machine Readable Visa Fee

Q: Where can I pay the MRV fee?

A: All applicants must pay Mongolian Tugrugs equal to the visa fee (Machine Readable Visa (MRV) processing fee) applicable to their visa type at the Khan Bank. Before going to the bank, you must print and carry the applicable U. S. visa fee collection slip available on this web page. Take the completed fee collection slip to the bank when you pay your fee. After receiving your payment, the bank will give you a receipt.

Q: Why does the Embassy no longer collect the MRV fee?

A: For the convenience of our applicants we have contracted with a financial institution that will be able to accept your payment at several different locations.  We believe this procedure is beneficial to our applicants who previously had to visit our offices during limited hours to make payments.  This also provides consular staff with additional time to process visa applications. 

Q: Why does the Embassy charge for a visa interview?

A: The fee covers the cost of services rendered by the Consular Section to process your application.  It is mandated by Congress and is the same at U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world.

Q: Can I get a refund of the MRV fee if my visa is refused?

A: Unfortunately the MRV fee is non-refundable. 

Q: Can someone else use my MRV fee receipt?

A: No.  The MRV fee receipt contains the name of the applicant and is for use only by that individual.  It is non-refundable and non-transferable.   

Q: Can I go to my interview without a receipt?

A: No.  We cannot process your case without an MRV receipt. 

Q: What should I do if I lose my receipt?

A: If you lose your receipt please contact the bank where you made your purchase.

Q: How long is my receipt valid?

A: Your receipt is valid for one year from the date of payment.  This payment is for one application.  If you make multiple applications you will need to pay the fee each time.  

Q: Do babies need to pay visa application fee?

A: Each and every applicant, regardless of the age, must pay visa fee.

Contact Information

  • If you have an inquiry about fees and appointments, please write to or call the Visa application service call center at 7555-1100.

    For questions about a specific visa case, please send your inquiries to the Consular Section e-mail address at