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Students: SEVP Now Accepts Online I-901 SEVIS Fee Transfer Requests

June 16, 2017

International students may now request to transfer their I-901 SEVIS Fee directly from

An I-901 SEVIS Fee transfer request typically occurs if a student in Initial status in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) has not yet attended school and decides to transfer to another Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school or program. If accepted, the transfer would allow the student to move the I-901 SEVIS Fee from one SEVIS ID number to another.

To request an I-901 SEVIS Fee transfer, visit the ‘Check Status’ page on, where you will be prompted to enter your SEVIS ID number, last name and date of birth. If there is a valid I-901 SEVIS Fee on your record, a green ‘Request Transfer’ button will appear under the ‘Print Confirmation’ button.

After clicking the ‘Request Transfer’ button, you will be prompted to:

  • Confirm or update your email address.
  • Confirm or update your mailing address.
  • Enter your new SEVIS ID number.
  • Enter your new school code or program number.

Once you verify your information and submit your request, you will receive an automated email confirming your submission. Please allow at least two business days to review your request.

Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email indicating whether it has been accepted, with instructions to print your new I-901 SEVIS Fee Payment Confirmation, or an email notification that it has been denied, with an explanation for the rejection.

Alternatively, students can still request to transfer their I-901 SEVIS Fee by email and postal service.

Please note that, while international students are permitted to submit an I-901 SEVIS Fee Transfer Request, approval is not guaranteed. All current I-901 SEVIS Fee Transfer regulations still apply and will be used in the federal decision-making process.

For more information on I-901 Fee Transfer eligibility, please visit the I-901 SEVIS Fee Frequently Asked Question page on

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