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New and Increased SEVP Fees Take Effect

June 24, 2019

The new SEVP Fees went into effect June 24, 2019. The fee changes affect both schools and students, so make sure that you are staying up to date and that you are aware of all changes.

Fee Increases

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented an increase in the following fees:

  • The I-901 SEVIS Fee for F and M international students increased from $200 to $350.
  • DHS maintained the $35 I-901 SEVIS Fee for J exchange visitors in the au pair, camp counselor, and summer work or travel program participant categories, but increased the full I-901 SEVIS Fee for other J exchange visitors from $180 to $220.
  • The SEVP school certification petition fee for initial certification increased from $1,700 to $3,000.

New Fees

DHS introduced the following new fees:

Fee Resources

For more information on the SEVP Fee rule and how to pay the fees, check out:

For case specific questions about the new fees, please contact the SEVP Response Center.

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