New and Increased SEVP Fees Take Effect
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.
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.
DHS introduced the following new fees:
- A $1,250 fee for SEVP-certified schools filing a petition for recertification.
- A $675 fee when schools file the Form I-290B, “Notice of Appeal or Motion."
- DHS will maintain the $655 fee for a site visit for a petitioning school and its additional schools or campuses during initial certification, but will now also charge this fee when a SEVP-certified school changes its physical location or adds a new physical location or campus to its Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student."
For more information on the SEVP Fee rule and how to pay the fees, check out:
- SEVP Fee Rule: What Schools Should Know
- SEVP Fee Rule: What Students Should Know
- SEVP Fees Infographic
- New I-901 SEVIS Fee video
For case specific questions about the new fees, please contact the SEVP Response Center.