When you are accepted into the exchange visitor program, you will be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
F-1, M-1 and J-1 visa applicants are required to pay a Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee. You must pay through the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website at least 3 days before your visa interview. For detailed information about the fee, including how much it will be and how to pay, visit ICE’s SEVIS website at www.fmjfee.com
Proof of SEVIS fee payment should be presented at the visa appointment.