In 2004, Congress mandated all international students and exchange visitors must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee, which funds the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and SEVIS. This fee is separate from visa fees and school SEVIS administration fees.
A narrated video tutorial, available on Study in the States, walks students and exchange visitors through the steps of paying the I-901 SEVIS fee by payment in U.S. dollars by credit card on fmjfee.com, or by check, money order or bank draft. The tutorial also provides stakeholders with important information regarding their application status, and the ability to print their I-901 SEVIS fee payment receipt.
Effective July 31, 2013, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will no longer mail I-797C receipts. The payment confirmation that can be printed from the FMJFEE website will replace the I-797C mailed receipt. The payment confirmation can be printed anytime at "Check I-901 Status / Print Payment Confirmation". After entering your SEVIS ID, Last Name, and Date of Birth you will be able to print your payment confirmation.
|I-901 SEVIS Fee F or M visa applicants (full payment)||$200|
|I-901 SEVIS Fee J visa applicants (full payment)||$180|
|I-901 SEVIS Fee special J-visa categories (subsidized payment)||$35|
|I-901 SEVIS Fee government visitor (no payment)||$0|
A chargeback occurs when a credit card holder disputes a charge that appears on a credit card statement. A brief investigation by the credit card company determines whether the charge is legitimate. If the charge is not legitimate, the credit card company then performs all of the following actions:
If you received a letter titled, “Notice to Students and Exchange Visitors” regarding I-901 SEVIS Fee payment fraud, the notice gives instructions on how to avoid Terminated or Cancelled SEVIS status. Failure to pay within 30 days will cause the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the Department of State (DoS) to proceed with the following actions:
You may check your current SEVIS status by talking to your designated school official or responsible officer. For questions, send a detailed e-mail to fmjfee.SEVIS@ice.dhs.gov.