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SEVIS I-901 Fee Payment by Western Union Quick Pay Instructions

Prospective non-immigrants seeking F/M/J visa status must pay the I-901 Fee prior to his/her visa appointment. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program provides alternative methods of payment for the I-901 Fee.

The Western Union Quick Pay™ service is an acceptable payment method for the I-901 Fee and is accessible in over 130 countries. Please note that the payment process for Western Union has changed. Please follow the detailed payment instructions below.

  1. Fill out the Form I-901 online. A payment coupon will be generated upon completion of the form.
  2. Print a copy of the payment coupon and take it to your local Western Union.
  3. Fill out the Quick Collect/Quick Pay Form according to the information found at the bottom of the printed coupon. Example below:
    1. Company Name (or Code City): SEVISFEE
    2. Account Number: Coupon Number (ex: 010222013872390)
    3. Amount: 200.00

    **Please note that the payment amount may differ according your specific visa type.

  4. Present the coupon and your payment to the Western Union Agent for processing.

Payment will be linked to your Form I-901 and your online payment confirmation will be available immediately. You will be able to go to your Visa Appointment 2-3 days after your payment has posted.

Important Information

  • You MUST fill out the Form I-901 online prior to visiting your local Western Union. Filling out the form online will generate a unique coupon number which you will need to validate and process your payment at Western Union. You CANNOT submit a payment via Western Union without the coupon number.
  • You do not have to print the coupon to bring to Western Union; you just need the unique coupon number in order to submit your payment.
  • If a third party is paying your I-901 Fee on your behalf, you will need to provide them with your coupon number to enter in the Account Number field of the Western Union Quick Pay/Quick Collect Form.”

 

Example Payment Coupon

 

Western Union Quick Pay Instructions for International F/M/J Visas (Send Money/Pay a Bill Form)

Western Union Quick Pay Instructions for International F/M/J Visas (Send Money/Pay a Bill Form)

Western Union Quick Pay for International F/M/J Visa Instructions
FieldDirections
Your Information:
  • If someone else is paying for you, they must provide their information in this section
  • If you are paying for yourself, you must provide your information in this section
I Want To:Select the Pay a Bill option
Company Name:SEVISFEE
Account Number:Write your coupon number from your online payment coupon
Amount (dollars):

Enter the dollar amount as it appears on your payment coupon

  • If you are participating in Camp Counselor, Au Pair or Summer Work/Travel, your SEVIS fee is $35
  • For all other exchange visitor programs, your SEVIS fee is $180
  • If you are an F/M student, your SEVIS fee is $200

A SEVIS Fee is not required for the following:

  • If you are seeking to participate in an exchange visitor program with a program identifier prefix of G-1, G-2, G-3 or G7, you do not need to pay a fee
  • If you are seeking admission to the United States in F-2, M-2 or J-2, status you do not need to pay a fee
The information in the sender block is your information – do not copy the information from the sample.

 

Western Union Quick Pay Instructions for International F/M/J Visas (Quick Pay Form)

Western Union Quick Pay Instructions for International F/M/J Visas (Quick Pay Form)

Western Union Quick Pay Instructions for International F/M/J Visas (Quick Pay Form)
FieldDirections
Pay To Name (or Code City):SEVISFEE
Account Number:Write your coupon number from your online payment coupon
Send Amount (Dollars):

Enter the dollar amount as it appears on your payment coupon

  • If you are participating in Camp Counselor, Au Pair or Summer Work/Travel, your SEVIS fee is $35
  • For all other exchange visitor programs, your SEVIS fee is $180
  • If you are an F/M student, your SEVIS fee is $200

A SEVIS Fee is not required for the following:

  • If you are seeking to participate in an exchange visitor program with a program identifier prefix of G-1, G-2, G-3 or G7, you do not need to pay a fee
  • If you are seeking admission to the United States in F-2, M-2 or J-2 status, you do not need to pay a fee.
Your Information:
  • If someone else is paying for you, they must provide their information in this section
  • If you are paying for yourself, you must provide your information in this section
The information in the sender block is your information – do not copy the information from the sample.