SEVIS Fee

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

New students and exchange visitors with a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 issued on or after September 1, 2004, with limited exception, are subject to the SEVIS fee. Continuing students and exchange visitors are not required to pay the fee except under certain circumstances. 

For complete information on who needs to pay the fee (or does not need to) see the SEVIS Fee Payment web site, where you'll find other resources, including a complete list of questions and answers on all aspects of SEVIS I-901 fee payment.

SEVIS web site (FAQ)