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When SEVIS Payment is not Required

Payment Is Not Required If You Are:

  • A continuing F-1 and J-1 student with an I-20 or DS-2019 issued prior to September 1, 2004, and are maintaining your nonimmigrant status, even when traveling abroad or applying for a visa renewal.
  • A J-1 student participating in federally-sponsored exchange visitor programs whose program codes start with G-1, G-2 and G-3
  • An F-1 and J-1 student transferring between universities or programs, changing degree levels, or requesting a program extension.
  • An F-2 and J-2 dependent of students and exchange visitors.

For more information about SEVIS, see Student and Exchange Visitor Program: SEVIS I-901 Fee.