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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 the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (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 SEVIS 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 the information on your Form I-20 does not match the information on your passport, contact the DSO who sent you the Form I-20 from the school you plan to attend, and ask them to correct the information for you.

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