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Use this checklist to pay your I-901 SEVIS Fee

I-901 SEVIS Fee Payment Checklist

August 22, 2014

Once you are accepted to a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school, you must pay the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee. Paying the I-901 SEVIS Fee is the first step to studying in the United States. You must complete this step before applying for a visa from the U.S. Department of State to enter the country. To make sure you properly complete the I-901 SEVIS Fee payment process, use the following checklist:

  • Pay the fee: If your country of citizenship or country of birth is Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, or Gambia, you must pay by money order, Western Union Quick Pay, or by certified check drawn from a U.S. financial institution. Other students can pay by credit card at
  • Print your receipt: Once your payment has processed, you must print your payment confirmation from to use as your receipt and proof of payment. The confirmation page can be printed at any time after your payment has been processed.
  • Carry your receipt: You must bring the I-901 SEVIS Fee payment receipt to your visa appointment. You must also have your receipt with you when you travel to the United States.

Interested in learning more about the I-901 SEVIS Fee payment process? Watch the I-901SEVIS Fee payment tutorial or visit from your mobile device.

Any questions or change requests regarding your I-901 SEVIS Fee must be sent via email to the I-901 Case Resolution Unit at Please allow ample time to process any changes before scheduling your visa appointment. Contact the SEVP Response Center at 703-603-3400 if you need further guidance.

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