All About SEVIS for F1 US Visa

Know about SEVIS fee for F1 Visa Interview.

This article explains following questions about SEVIS fee.
1) What is SEVP and SEVIS?
2) How much is the SEVIS fee for F1 Visa – US Student visa?
3) How do i pay SEVIS fee?
4) How i20 and SEVIS are related?

How much is the SEVIS fee for F1 Visa (US Student visa)?

SEVIS fee amount is US $200

When do i need to pay SEVIS fee?

You have to pay the SEVIS fee before attending F1 Visa Interview at the US Consulate. You have to do it at least 3days prior to visa interview. Take a print out of SEVIS fee receipt to the visa interview. Visa officer may check it.

How to pay the SEVIS fee for F1 Visa?

You can pay the SEVIS fee at www.fmjfee.com. On the FMJFEE website homepage click on the Proceed to “I-901 Form and Payment” button. On the Next page check the I20 option and click OK.

Next it will as you for your information like First Name, Last Name, SEVIS Number,DOB etc. Then proceed to the next step and fill the required details. SEVIS fee payment can be done through Credit or Debit card.

What is Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)?

SEVP collects, maintains, analyzes and provides information so only legitimate foreign students or exchange visitors gain entry to the United States. Only SEVP certified schools can issue i20 to international students.

What is Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)?SEVIS is the Internet-based system where DHS maintains information on SEVP-certified schools, as well as the international students who come to the United States to study in F or M status and attend those schools.

SEVIS Number for F1 Visa

What is SEVIS Number?

SEVIS number is the 10 digit number which starts with N. Sample SEVIS number: N3452345679

Where can i find the SEVIS number?

SEVIS number will be mentioned on i20 issues by school on the top right cornor of Form i20.

Difference between F1 visa fee and SEVIS fee?

You pay F1 visa fee at HDFC branches in India. This fee will go to US Embassy. SEVIS fee payment will be through fmjfee and the amount go to SEVP. You have to pay both the fees.

Do i need to pay the SEVIS fee if i change the university after getting visa?

No. Once you pay the SEVIS fee, it is valid until you maintain valid and continuous F1 visa Status.

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