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Blanket L-1 Visa Fee

  • This non-refundable fee covers the cost of a fraud prevention and detection investigation.
  • If your original L-1 visa has expired and you reapply under the same blanket petition the fee is charged again.
  • Blanket L-1 Visa Fee: This fee can only be paid by a demand draft in favor of "U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata." 

Demand Drafts

  • Drafts from co-operative banks are not accepted
  • Please write your complete name, passport number  and telephone number on the back of each Demand Draft
  • Demand Drafts should favor the "U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata", be in Indian Rupees, and be based on the current consular exchange rate.

Visa Fee Receipts

  • Activated one business day after date of issue. Do not attempt to take a visa interview appointment until then.
  • Are valid for one interview within one year of purchase.
  • If you re-apply, you must pay the fees again.
  • If you lose your visa fee receipt you must pay the fees again and get a new receipt.
  • Missed appointment or "No shows":  To reactivate your HDFC receipt, please follow the instructions on the VFS website.

Non-Indian / Non-Bhutanese (Third Country Nationals)

  • You may be required to pay a visa issuance fee.  You may also qualify for the Visa Waiver Program.
  • If a visa issuance fee is required, it is payable by demand draft that favors the "U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata," and is non-refundable once the visa is issued.
  • If the visa is denied, you can cancel the demand draft to reclaim the fee.

Paying from the U.S.

  • Indian or Bhutanese citizen residents in the U.S. should fax a copy of your passport’s bio-data page to the person assisting you in India or Bhutan. That person will submit the fax to a designated HDFC Bank, pay the visa application fee and VFS service charge and obtain the visa fee receipt.