SEVIS Fee

In 2004, the U.S. government created an electronic Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) in which all international students and exchange visitors must be registered. You must pay a fee, which is used to administer and maintain this system, before you go to your visa interview at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy.

Note: The SEVIS fee is not the same as the visa application fee.

 

How to pay

  1. Pay online at www.fmjfee.com with a credit or debit card.
  2. Use Western Union Quick Pay™.
  3. Use a check or a money order, which must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

For more information about these three options, please visit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website.

Note: In box number 2 on the Certificate of Eligibility, you will find Louisiana State University’s School code (I-20) or Exchange Visitor Program number (DS-2019).