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  •     I-901 SEVIS Fee for F-1 students is currently $350
  •     I-901 SEVIS Fee for J-1 students and scholars is currently $220

Regulations require all prospective international students and scholars to pay the SEVIS fee before obtaining a visa at an embassy or consulate abroad.

All new students and scholars except those transferring from another school or institution have to pay the SEVIS fee prior to submitting the application for the visa. This includes students who have been absent from the U.S. for more than five months.

Dependents do not need to pay the fee.


Read more about the SEVIS fee I-901

Print out the receipt and keep it as proof of payment. You will need to present it with your visa application. Canadians will need to show it at the port of entry.