Office of International Programs
All J-1 visa applicants must pay the SEVIS fee of $180. The SEVIS fee must be paid at least three business days before the scheduled visa application interview at the U.S. Consulate. For most individuals, the SEVIS fee can be paid by electronically completing the Form I-901 and paying with a credit card through the Internet at http://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee. You will need the information from your DS-2019 in order to complete the SEVIS Fee payment.
The SEVIS fee must be paid at least three business days before the scheduled interview for the visa application at the U.S. Consulate.
Please print the electronic receipt immediately after payment has been made. You must show the receipt to the consular officer at the time of the interview. Spouses and dependent children (J-2s) do not pay this fee. The SEVIS fee is not a visa application fee. It is used to operate and maintain the SEVIS system. The fee is non-refundable, even if the visa application is denied.
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