All applicants must pay the SEVIS fee before going to the U.S. embassy or consulate for their visa interview. If you are changing your nonimmigration status to a student visa, this non-refundable fee payable to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S.) for the processing of an initial I-20 (student visa for student/exchange visitor processing) applies as well.

Payment instructions and options are available online at

You may visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website for official information regarding this fee.

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