Important Update to SEVP Fees

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Welcome to News and Updates from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This message provides useful information for the international student and academic communities.

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New Fees will be Implemented June 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized changes to the fees charged by SEVP to international students, exchange visitors and SEVP-certified schools. The new fees will take effect 12 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2019. Be sure to check Study in the States, Twitter and Facebook channels to receive the latest information and resources about the changes to SEVP’s fees.

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Students: Here’s Where You Can Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee

Regulation requires all prospective F and M students to pay the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee before the U.S. Department of State issues a student visa. Read this Study in the States blog to learn more about potential scams and where to properly pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee.

What’s the Difference? Recertification vs. Updates to the Form I-17

Updates to the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student,” and school recertification are two very different processes in the SEVP school certification life cycle. Read the first blog of the Recertification Series on Study in the States to learn the differences between filing for recertification and submitting updates to the Form I-17.

Download Free Tools in the Resource Library

Study in the States offers free, downloadable tools and resources to make it easier for international students and school officials to follow U.S. government rules and regulations that govern the international student process. Visit the Study in the States Resource Library to find resources tailored to students and school officials.

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