Once you get an admit from a University and you decide to go ahead with that University, you would come across something called as SEVIS. You might have heard a lot about SEVIS in the facebook groups like paying SEVIS Fee, SEVIS Number on I-20 etc. So this post will focus entirely on explaining you in detail about what exactly is SEVIS and commonly asked questions with respect to SEVIS Fee. I hope you go through the entire post.
What is SEVIS?
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is the web-based system that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to maintain information on F and M students in the United States and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools that enroll them. SEVIS also maintains information on Department of State designated exchange visitor program sponsors and J-1 visa exchange visitor program participants. SEVIS is a critical tool in our mission to protect national security while supporting the legal entry of the more than one million F, M and J nonimmigrants to the United States for education and cultural exchange.
SEVIS Fee Explained
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