Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SEVIS fee requirement?
U.S. Embassies and Consulates are required to collect a $200 (F-1) or $180 (J-1) SEVIS fee before issuing F-1 or J-1 visas for first-time visa applicants only. For students who need F-1 or J-1 visa renewal while attending the Monterey Institute, this SEVIS fee is not applicable.
The SEVIS fee can be paid either by mail or on-line at www.fmjfee.com.
Please visit the SEVIS website for additional information on fee requirements.