SEVIS Fee

  1. Go to the SEVIS fee processing site.
  2. Complete Form I-901 online (be sure to insert your name exactly as it appears on your I-20) and supply the necessary MasterCard, Visa, or American Express credit card information.
  3. Print a copy of the online receipt.
  4. Keep a copy of your receipt with your other immigration documents.
  1. Obtain Form I-901 (Fee Remittance for Certain F Nonimmigrants). You can download the form or request the form by phone at 1-800-870-3676 (inside the United States).
  2. Complete Form I-901. Be sure to write your name exactly as it appears on your I-20 form.
  3. Prepare a check, international money order, or foreign draft (drawn on U.S. banks only) in the amount of $200, made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
  4. Mail the completed Form I-901 and payment to the address indicated on Form I-901.

You can print your I-901 receipt online after it has been received by ICE. Keep these documents with your other important immigration documents.

  1. Complete Form I-901. You will get a unique payment coupon number, necessary to validate and process your payment at Western Union. You cannot submit a SEVIS fee payment via Western Union without this coupon number.
  2. Print a copy of the payment coupon and take it to your local Western Union office.
  3. Fill out the Quick Collect/Quick Pay Form according to the information found at the bottom of the printed coupon.
  4. Present the coupon and your payment to the Western Union agent for processing.

A copy of instructions and sample forms can be viewed at and printed from the ICE website.