SEVIS I-901 Fee Payment
The United States government, starting September 1, 2004, requires students and exchange visitors to pay a $100 SEVIS fee in order to qualify for a non-immigrant F or J visa for an initial entry to begin a program of study in the United States.
Proof of SEVIS fee payment is required before a student can apply for a visa to begin a new program of study. A student will use the I-20 issued by the school where they intend to study in order to pay the fee online. The student should print the receipt and bring it to their consulate interview as proof of payment in order to be qualified for the appropriate student visa.
Please visit the SEVIS website for more detailed information about the SEVIS fee and payment options. Citizens of Canada & Bermuda, who are not required to have an F-1 visa, are still required to pay the SEVIS fee and show proof of payment in order to qualify for admission at the United States Port of Entry.