All new international students and exchange visitors are required to pay a SEVIS fee. The fee must be paid prior to attending your visa interview appointment and you must present proof of payment at the interview. Pay the SEVIS fee directly to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at least three days prior to applying for a visa.
SEVIS fees by student/visa type
|Students (F-1, F-3, M-1, M-3)
|Dependents & spouses (F-2, M2, J-2) of students or exchange visitors
|Exchange visitors (J-1)
|Exchange visitors (J-1) participating in federally sponsored exchange visitor programs
FEE INCREASE: Please note that a new Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) I-901 SEVIS Fee structure will be implemented at 12 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2019, after which time all students will be required to pay the new and increased fees.
The student fee for F-students will increase from $200 to $350. J-student fee will increase from $180 to $220.
Students and exchange visitors who pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee prior to the fee implementation date of June 24, 2019, but before they obtain a visa or enter the United States, will not need to pay the difference between the new fee and the old fee. Students will continue to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee on FMJfee.com. The OISS encourages you to pay the fee before the implementation date in light of the fee increase.