SEVIS Fee Requirement


Students who will apply for an F or J visa are required to pay the SEVIS fee. The SEVIS fee is established by Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In order to pay the SEVIS fee, students will need their I-20 or DS-2019.

For more information regarding the SEVIS fee please refer to the DHS website, I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee.

To determine if a student needs to pay the SEVIS fee or other Frequently Asked Questions please refer to DHS website SEVIS I-901 Fee Frequently Asked Questions.

We recommend that a student pay the SEVIS fee at least 3 days prior to the visa appointment at the U.S. embassy or consulate.

To pay the SEVIS fee please go to the SEVIS I-901 Fee processing website.

Notice: Effective July 31, 2013 SEVP will no longer mail Form I-797C “Notice of Action” for the I-901 SEVIS fee payment. This payment confirmation can be printed from the FMJfee website and will replace the I-797C.