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I've Been Accepted

Once you receive acceptance to an Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified school, your designated school official (DSO) will give you a document called a Form I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status". The Form I-20 is a paper record of your information in the database called SEVIS. Each school that accepts you will mail you a Form I-20.  Before you apply to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee, you must select one school and use that Form I-20 to pay the I-901 fee and to apply for the correct student visa.

Check your Form I-20 against your passport information to make sure that your name and date of birth (DOB) are correctly listed and spelled.  If it is not correct, contact the school official who sent you the Form I-20 and ask the DSO to correct it.

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