F-1 Students/M1 Vocational Students/J-1 Exchange Visitors
Effective September 1, 2004, all new F-1, J-1 and M-1 visa applicants must pay a one-time fee to supplement the administration and maintenance costs of the Student and Exchange Information System (SEVIS). The following information specifically addresses fee issues:
No, unless the student or scholar’s individual circumstances change so that he or she fits one of the categories mentioned above.
Neither F-2, M-2 nor J-2 dependents are required to pay the fee, even if the dependent possess an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued on or after 9/1/2004.
No. At this time the SEVIS fee can only be processed by the Department of Homeland Security via mail or the Internet.
Visit the SEVIS fee webpage to pay the fee. We recommend you keep the receipt. This fee must be paid at least three days before your appointment with the embassy.
Begin the process by contacting IBC either by email Rebecca.Canchola@ibcelpaso.edu, filling out our form, or by calling 915-842-0422.