In January this year, we had reported the U.S. Department of State’s decision to extend the Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee until September 22, 2021.
The U.S. Department of State extended the validity of Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fees until September 30, 2022. Recently, the U.S. mission in India has notified that the MRV fee will be extended until September 30, 2023. This update can be found here. In general, the MRV fee is valid for a duration of one year from the date of payment. This extension is a welcome relief for people who paid the visa application fees, but, were unable to schedule a visa appointment because of the suspension of routine consular operations owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.