What is the SEVIS Fee?

The SEVIS fee, implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is a fee intended to defray costs associated with the administration of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This rule took effect on September 1, 2004.

Who Must Pay the SEVIS Fee?

How Do I Pay the SEVIS Fee if Required to Do So?

Those required to pay the fee must do one of the following:

Please note you must have a DHS fee receipt before applying for a visa or change of status. Third parties may pay the fee on behalf of the student or scholar.

Additional information on SEVIS I-901 Fee – Frequently Asked Questions.

Who Does Not Pay the SEVIS Fee?