All incoming F-1 and J-1 students and J-1 scholars are required to pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee using FMJfee.com before the Department of State issues a visa.
On June 24, 2019, the I-901 SEVIS fee for F-1 international students will increase from $200 to $350. The I-901 SEVIS fee for J-1 Exchange Visitors (students and scholars) will increase from $180 to $220. If you are a new student or scholar who has been issued a Form I-20 or DS-2019, we recommend that you pay your SEVIS fee before the June 24th increase.
As a reminder, the SEVIS fee is only required if you are issued a new Form I-20 or DS-2019 with a new SEVIS number. Current students and scholars do not have to pay the SEVIS fee again, and the fee is also not required for changes of educational level, transfers, or I-20 or DS-2019 extensions.