Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Fees Update
On September 24, 2008, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) publicly announced a final rule which establishes a new fee structure to adjust the SEVP school certification petition fees and the SEVIS I-901 fees for foreign citizens seeking to become academic or vocational students, or exchange visitors.
The fees for those participating in the Student Exchange Visitor Program have been updated as follows:
- School certification fees. The new fees are $1,700 for school certification petition and $655 for each site certification visit.
- Application fees for non-immigrants seeking to become academic (F visa) or vocational (M visa) students, or exchange visitors (J visa). Fees for F or M students will now be $200 and $180 for most J exchange visitors. The fee for each J exchange visitor seeking admission as an au pair, camp counselor, or summer work/travel program participant will remain unchanged at $35.
SEVP will begin school re-certifications to help verify and further educate school administrators on program requirements. Schools currently participating in SEVP will not be required to pay additional fees to recertify under this new fee structure.