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Sevis Fee


SEVIS I-901 Fee

F-1 Visa


J-1 Visa


If your SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 is issued on or after September 1, 2004, you are required to pay a SEVIS fee. This SEVIS fee is in addition to the F-1 or J-1 visa application fee. Effective October 27, 2008, the SEVIS I-901 fee amounts are as follows:

According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations, anyone seeking initial F-1 or J-1 from an embassy or consulate abroad for initial attendance is subject to the new SEVIS Fee. The fee must be processed at least three business days before the consular interview, unless the applicant has a printed receipt from online payment. Fees will not be payable at the consulate.

To pay the SEVIS Fee online, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the SEVIS I-901 Fee website
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and answer "YES" you hold a valid I-20 or DS-2019.
  3. Fill out the next page on personal information.
    • F-1 Student: If you have received a Form I-20 from California State University, Fullerton, then enter the following information for School Code: LOS214F00210000
    • J-1 Student: If you have received a Form DS-2019 from California State University, Fullerton, then enter the following information for Program Number: P-1-03438
  4. The form requires the SEVIS Identification Number on the I-20 or DS-2019. This number is in the upper right-hand corner of the I-20 or DS-2019 and begins with an "N," followed by 10 digits.
  5. Check that the information is correct on the next page.
  6. Choose First-Class Mail or expedited delivery. First-Class Mail is recommended because you will print the receipt at the end and this will be presented at your interview with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
  7. Note: The Credit Card Form has a place for card-holder address You do not need to fill this in. It is not a required field. The space is too small for most international addresses.
  8. Print at least two copies of the receipt.

SEVIS information for students from Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced that they are having credit card payment issues from these countries. F-1 and J-1 students from these countries will not be able to make online credit card payments for their SEVIS I-901 fee. For more information on alternative payment methods, please visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.