All new F-1 and J-1 visa applicants must pay a one-time fee to supplement the administration and maintenance costs of the Student and Exchange Information System (SEVIS). SEVIS is the U.S. government database from which immigration documents are issued. Most new students will be responsible for paying the SEVIS Fee prior to their visa interview. There are some exceptions and some additional categories of continuing students who must pay the fee. To view this information see the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Web site.
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