New F-1 and J-1 students, scholars, and student-interns are required to pay a SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) fee before applying for a U.S. entry visa. The fee is $200 for F-1 students, and $180 for J-1 students, scholars, and student-interns. The fee does not apply to individualswho are continuing with the same program (those who are not entering on a new I-20 marked, “Initial” or a new DS-2019 marked, “Begin a new program”). Canadian citizens must pay the fee before going to the U.S. port of entry.
For more information about the requirements and how to pay the fee, please go to SEVIS (SEVIS I-901 Fee) .