The Embassy of the United States of America in Kathmandu will introduce a new fee payment, appointment and document delivery service for the non-immigrant visa unit from Monday. There will, however, be no change to the Embassy’s procedures for handling immigrant and diversity visas, said a US Embassy statement.
It replaces the current system of paying application fees and making a visa interview appointment at Nabil Bank locations within the country. Monday onwards, Nepal Investment Bank will be the only bank where service seekers can pay the fee for a non-immigrant visa appointment, the statement read. Nabil Bank will no longer accept visa application fees.
In addition to the new online system, there will be a new call centre with more hours for applicants to obtain information by phone, and by email.
“Travelers will be able to choose one of the six locations across Nepal to pick up their passport and visa after a successful interview. In addition to the on-line system, there will be a new call centre available without charge from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to answer questions on nonimmigrant visa process,” said the statement.
Travelers who have already applied for a visa, have paid the fees, and arranged for an interview appointment through Nabil Bank are urged to complete the visa process under the current system.