SEVIS fee for J-1 scholars

J-1 scholars must pay a $220 SEVIS fee once per J-1 program. SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. The fee funds operation of the United States government’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which oversees SEVIS.

Pay the fee

You should pay the SEVIS fee online. You must pay with a credit card: Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Remember to print your receipt—you will need it for your visa interview and visa application. J-2 dependents do not have to pay an additional SEVIS fee.

Your host department, a family member, or a friend may also pay the SEVIS fee on your behalf.

Pay the SEVIS fee