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What is SEVIS Fee and How to Pay for F1 Visa in India?

If you want to study in the USA, you should be aware of the SEVIS charge. Student and Exchange Visitor Information System is to preserve data on foreign students and exchange visitors.
Why do you need it?
A SEVIS no. will be given to you, which you must keep during the application process. From the time you
get your Form I-20(for legal enrollment in program) until you complete the course, you will be continuously tracked.
When to pay?
Students must pay the $350 (about INR 26,028) SEVIS fee for an F1 visa if they are beginning a course
while also requesting a visa, want to convert their non-immigrant status to F1, seeking reinstatement.
Payment methods
DHS offers payment instructions, read them carefully. Online credit card payments for SEVIS are accepted. Although it is not advised, you can pay by bank check, but this can delay the process by at least three weeks.
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