The U.S.A. Department of Homeland Security requires all aliens seeking an initial F-1 or J-1 visa from an embassy or consulate abroad to pay a non-refundable $200 SEVIS fee to maintain the SEVIS database and provide support to the network.
Please make sure you pay the fee and print a receipt at least 3 days in advance of your consulate interview. Remember, the SEVIS fee cannot be paid at the U.S.A. Embassy or Consulate. Dependents do not have to pay the SEVIS Fee.
There are two general fee payment options:
The University of New Haven highly recommends paying the SEVIS fee electronically by using the internet and a credit card. Visa, Master Card or American Express, whether issued in the United States or in another country, can be used to pay the over the internet
The University of New Haven discourages students from paying the SEVIS fee by mail because of the slower process of mailing and receiving a receipt. However, if you must pay by check, there are 2 options:
I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee
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