How to Pay the US Visa Fee via RCBC



  • On June 1, 2020, the US Embassy in the Philippines made RCBC as their new banking partner.
  • US visa applicants may now pay the Machine Readable Visa application fee at any RCBC branch. Below we’ll show you how.
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US Embassy in the Philippines Partners with RCBC

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The US Embassy in the Philippines changed its banking partner to Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) from Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) on Monday, June 1, 2020. US visa applicants can now visit any RCBC branch to pay the non-refundable, non-transferable Machine Readable Visa (MRV) application fee. Click this link to find an RCBC branch near you.

How to Pay the US Visa Fee via RCBC

Here are the steps to pay for the US visa application fee using cash:

1. Download and print the US visa application deposit slip

If you are required to make a payment of $160, click this link to generate a deposit slip. It should show the peso equivalent that you’re supposed to pay, as well as the expiration date.

(Note that fees may differ depending on the visa category you’re applying for, and that a separate visa fee deposit slip is required for each applicant.)

2. Visit an RCBC branch

When you’re ready to make your payment, proceed to the RCBC Business Center TouchQ Machine.

How to Use the RCBC Business Center TouchQ Machine

  • Click Bills Payment > Others > US Visa Fee
  • Choose Mode of Payment
  • Key in the reference number, amount, and your contact number.
  • Select Next and then confirm transaction details.
  • Click No to end the transaction.
  • Get your queue number and present the slip to the teller.
  • Hand in the Bank Copy of the receipt.
  • Pay the amount indicated on your US visa fee deposit slip.
  • Before leaving the bank, make sure that all the information is correct.

If the TouchQ Machine is not available in your preferred RCBC branch, you may just go to the bank teller directly.

3. Keep the receipt

When your transaction is complete, you’ll be issued a receipt. You will need this to schedule your interview at the US Embassy. Do not lose this. (Note that the fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another applicant.)

If you would like to know more about the US visa application procedure in the Philippines, check out our complete guide here.


To check the notice from the US Embassy in the Philippines, click here.

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27 thoughts on “How to Pay the US Visa Fee via RCBC

  1. hi.. where do you find your reference number?

  2. Hi, may i know the link for deposit slip for k1 visa fee? Thanks!

  3. · 2020-10-30 at 10:09 pm

    Hello! I’m trying to renew my US visa online, I have paid through RCBC this morning around 11am. then I have already made profile where I was asked to enter the receipt of my application fee. RCBC gave me back my copy with machine validation at the back. Im kinda confused where the receipt number is. Is it the same as the receipt number of deposit slip? can somebody help me pls?

  4. Hello! I’m Grace and I paid for a transit visa or C-1 Visa and I’m confused if I did things right. So, can you please help me by answering this question?:

    1. The receipt number located at the upper right portion of the deposit slip is the reference # right?

    2. How long will it take to schedule after I made the payment?

    3. Where can I find the MRV fee receipt number?

    Thank you!

  5. Hi! Same question. Is the receipt number sme s reference number? Thanks

    • Hi! To answer your question, I paid it in RCBC and it will just automatically appear in your appointment after 24hrs. The MRV is just the same as your Receipt No.

  6. · 2021-04-19 at 1:26 pm

    I tried entering the receipt number din sa profile, no valid record found. Which one should I enter? Hoping for your assistance. Thanks

    • I have the same problem. How can this be resolved? Should i wait after 24 hours? I paid at 12nn in rcbc then tried to enter the receipt nbr at 7pm. It said no valid transaction … help

      • Did it work for you guys?

      • Hello.. may I know if this issue was resolved? I have the same issue

        • Hello, we have the same problem po. I paid August 15, 2022 at 10 am but until now still not working.

        • Mine worked. But I have to send them a msg that I can’t use my receipt number. I have to send them a photo of the receipt.

          • Why you can’t use your receipt number when it works? Mine until now no valid record found. À

          • Why you can’t use your receipt number po? Mine until now no valid record found.
            And we already sent a scanned copy of our scanned copy validated MRV slip. No update yet. So frustrating.

          • Ruth, you can use it but I dont know why mine did not work in the beginning. I think they did something after I sent them an email, then I used it and it worked.

          • I can’t really proceed, always “No valid record can be found,” I hope after we sent the scanned copy of validated receipt, it will be okay.

          • This is their reply after I sent the scanned copy. I cut it since its too long.

            “Dear Applicant:

            Thank you for writing to the U.S. Visa Service Desk.

            We understand that you already paid the MRV fee but the system is not accepting your receipt number.

            Please be advised that your receipt is now active in the system.(Receipt number inserted here) In order to schedule an appointment, please follow the instructions below:”

          • Great, yours is working now, and thank you for being responsive. I really hope I will receive the same as yours asap.

          • Hi
            Where did you send the complain?
            Mine is also “No valid record found for the entered receipt number”

          • Who do you email or what is the email address for follow up on receipt number not reflecting? Thank you.

          • what’s their email address?

  7. · 2021-04-23 at 9:01 am

    If your done paid, how many documents they will give it to you? Or proof that your certified paid?

  8. how did you guys paid the MRV in RCBC? We have 3 applications and 3 deposit slips. Teller says we must indicate each slip for each application. How can we do that since we can only get a deposit slips were automatically generated without asking for the application number?