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SEVIS Fee Payment

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an online system that manages data for F-1 and J-1 international students studying in the US. As an international student beginning a new program of study, you must pay a one-time fee of US$200 to the US government before you can obtain an F-1 or J-1 student visa. The SEVIS fee is in addition to any visa fees you may be required to pay at a US consulate. F-2 dependents are not required to pay the fee. The SEVIS fee is not a university fee.

Fee Payment
Fee payment information is available at

Payment can be made:

The fee cannot be paid at a US consulate or at a US port of entry. Some consulates in China and India may be able to receive the SEVIS fee together with visa fees. Contact the US consulate for fee payment information.

Method of Payment

Online Payment

  1. Payment can be made with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express at
  2. Complete the online form (I-901) as instructed.
  3. Enter your name exactly as it appears on your I-20 or DS-2019.
  4. Enter the SEVIS ID number on your I-20 or DS-2019 (found in the upper right corner above the bar code).
  5. If you have been admitted to more than one school and have more than one I-20 or DS-2019, only enter information for the school you will attend in the US. Changing schools or documents will cause delays and problems in obtaining a visa and entering the US.
  6. Print the online SEVIS fee receipt after completing the payment form. Keep a copy for your records.