STEP 4: Pay the SEVIS Fee

As of September 1, 2004 the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) instituted a rule requiring F-1 Visa applicants to pay a $200 USD one-time fee. (This fee is pay after you have received your SEVIS I-20)

The SEVIS fee is $200 and must be paid at least 3 business days before you can apply for your Visa.

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