Know about SEVIS fee for F1 Visa Interview. This article explains following questions about SEVIS fee.
    1) What is SEVP and SEVIS?
    2) How much is the SEVIS fee for F1 Visa - US Student visa?
    3) How do i pay SEVIS fee?
    4) How to check SEVIS fee Status?
    5) How i20 and SEVIS are related?
    6) SEVIS Transfer

    SEVIS fee

    How much is the SEVIS fee for F1 Visa (US Student visa)?

    SEVIS fee for F and M visa applicants is US $200. J Visa applicants should pay $180.

    When do i need to pay SEVIS fee?

    You have to pay the SEVIS fee before attending F1 Visa Interview at the US Consulate. You have to do it at least 3days prior to visa interview. Take a print out of SEVIS fee receipt to the visa interview. Visa officer may check it.

    How to pay the SEVIS fee for F1 Visa?

    You can pay the SEVIS fee at www.fmjfee.com.

    On the FMJFEE website homepage click on the Proceed to "I-901 Fee" button.

    Enter your SEVIS ID from I-20, name and DOB.

    Then proceed to the next step and fill the required details. SEVIS fee payment can be done through Credit or Debit card.

    What is Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)?

    SEVP collects, maintains, analyzes and provides information so only legitimate foreign students or exchange visitors gain entry to the United States. Only SEVP certified schools can issue i20 to international students.

    What is Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)?

    SEVIS is the Internet-based system where DHS maintains information on SEVP-certified schools, as well as the international students who come to the United States to study in F or M status and attend those schools.

    Checking SEVIS fee Status and printing confirmation

    Use the 'Check Status' option on the home page of fmjfee.com
    Enter your SEVIS ID, Last name and DOB.

    SEVIS Number for F1 Visa

    What is SEVIS Number?

    SEVIS number is the 10 digit number which starts with N. Sample SEVIS number: N3452345679

    Where can i find the SEVIS number?

    SEVIS number will be mentioned on i20 issues by school on the top right cornor of Form i20.

    Difference between F1 visa fee and SEVIS fee?

    Youu pay F1 visa fee at HDFC branches in India. This fee will go to US Embassy.
    SEVIS fee payment will be through fmjfee and the amount go to SEVP.
    you have to pay both the fees.

    Do i need to pay the SEVIS fee if i change the university after getting visa?

    No. Once you pay the SEVIS fee, it is valid until you maintain valid and continuous F1 visa Status.

    To request a SEVIS tranfer use this page.


    University Transfer Before the First Semester - SEVIS Transfer >>

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    1. Alia's Avatar
      Alia -
      What is the SEVIS fee receipt that is to be carried to the visa interview?? Kindly reply
    1. SidK7's Avatar
      SidK7 -
      my ielts is 5.5 ,ug 65% and cant retake again. having 3 yaear exp. major electrical.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      It is the I901 payment confirmation slip.

      Quote Originally Posted by Alia View Post
      What is the SEVIS fee receipt that is to be carried to the visa interview?? Kindly reply
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      You can not pay sevis fees with debit card
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by SidK7 View Post
      my ielts is 5.5 ,ug 65% and cant retake again. having 3 yaear exp. major electrical.
      It's possible to get in MS in Electrical Engg depends on your credits in B.E., GRE score, and related good expe. in your field. can call 07926565203 for more details, Manoj
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      does it take more time to get visa for chemical engineers since they are in technology alert list
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