The collection of electronic payments simplifies the collection and verification of payments, eliminates the need to manually process and collect returned payments, as well as eliminates the possibility of lost payments. Effective September 26, 2011 electronic payment is the sole means of registration fee submission.
Electronic payments are made via Federal Reserve Wire Network (FedWire), Automated Clearing House (ACH), or Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) payable to the Department of State of the fees prescribed in ITAR §122.3(a). FedWire and ACH are electronic networks used to process financial transactions in the United States and SWIFT is the messaging service used by financial institutions worldwide to issue international transfers for foreign accounts. Payment methods (i.e., FedWire, ACH, or SWIFT) are dependent on the source of the funds (U.S. or foreign bank) drawn from the applicant's account. The originating account must be the registrant's account and not a third party's. Detailed guidelines on submitting FedWire, ACH, or SWIFT electronic payments may be accessed from the links below:
FedWire Electronic Payment Procedures for U.S. Entities
ACH Electronic Payment Procedures for U.S. Entities
Electronic Payment Procedures for Non-U.S. Entities