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					                                                        MANDATORY SEVIS* FEE
             International Student and Scholar Services  The Catholic University of America
Individuals seeking to obtain F-1 (I-20) or J-1 (DS-2019) status are required to pay a one-time SEVIS fee to
supplement the administration and maintenance costs of the *Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
(SEVIS). Individuals seeking the F-1 visa must pay $200. Individuals seeking the J-1 visa must pay $180.
Please follow the steps below when paying the SEVIS fee:

   1. Receive I-20 or DS-2019 from Catholic University.
   2. Make visa appointment with U.S. Embassy/Consulate (excluding citizens from Canada, Bermuda, or
      contiguous islands. Please see back page for further instructions).
   3. If paying with U.S. check/money order/foreign draft by mail, after paying wait to receive form I-797
      payment receipt from immigration via mail and submit receipt with visa application. Be sure to allow
      enough time for immigration to process fee and return receipt by mail. Mailing time may vary.
   4. If paying with credit card on-line, submit SEVIS fee payment in time to allow immigration to process
      payment at least 3 days prior to visa interview and print SEVIS fee payment receipt from Internet.
   5. If paying by Western Union quick pay, locate the Western Union location nearest you and submit SEVIS
      fee payment in time to allow immigration to process payment at least 3 days prior to visa interview and
      obtain SEVIS fee payment receipt from Western Union.
   6. Report to U.S. Embassy/Consulate for visa interview.

To Pay By U.S. Check/Money Order/Foreign Draft (by mail only)
   a. Go to the web site http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/index.htm.          Many foreign banks are able to
   b. Click the link “Paper Form I-901 (PDF),” then print the form.        issue checks or money orders
   c. Complete the Form I-901.                                             drawn on a U.S. bank. You may
         i.   Be sure to write your name exactly as it appears on your     therefore obtain a check from: 1) a
              I-20 form.                                                   bank chartered or operated in the
        ii.   For item #14 the Catholic University codes are:              United States; b) a foreign
                     For I-20s - the school code is                       subsidiary of a U.S. bank, or c) a
                        WAS214F0001300 (#2 on the I-20).                   foreign bank that has an
                     For DS-2019s - the program number P101300            arrangement with a U.S. bank to
                        (#2 on the DS-2019).                               issue a check, money order, or
       iii.   The SEVIS number for question #15 is found in the top        foreign draft that is drawn on a
              right-hand box of the I-20 or DS-2019 above the barcode.     U.S. bank
              This is a 10 digit number beginning with the letter “N”.
   d. Prepare a U.S. check, international money order or foreign draft (drawn on US banks only 1) in the amount
      of $200 USD (if you are seeking a F-1 visa) or in the amount of $180 USD (if you are seeking a J-1 visa) ,
      made payable to “The Department of Homeland Security.” Also, be sure to print your name and SEVIS
      ID number in the lower left-hand corner of the check, money order or bank draft.
   e. Mail the completed I-901 and payment to the address listed on Form I-901 Instructions.
   f. Form I-797 receipt notice should be mailed within 3 days of processing the fee. Be sure to make copies
      of your receipt, and keep it with your other important immigration documents.

To Pay by Western Union (not available in all countries)
   a. Locate the nearest Western Union location http://www.payment-solutions.com/agent.asp and select a
      country or call the telephone number of the Western Union Commercial Services Network Agent in your
      country as listed in your phone book.

                              INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES-THE CENTER FOR G LOBAL EDUCATION
              111 McMahon Hall • 620 Michigan Ave., NE • Washington, DC 20064 • Phone: 202-319-5618 • Fax: 202-319-6673
                                                        Web site: http://international.cua.edu
   This handout was originally created by the International Student Office at American University and modified and revised with their permission.
    b. Go to the web site http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/wu_instr.htm to print out the instructions for this
       payment option. This is very important as you must provide information in certain fields that does not
       correspond with what the printed form actually requests.
    c. Go to the Western Union location, request a “Blue Form” – it may contain either “Payment Services” or
       “Quick Pay” in your language. Provide the following information:
           i. Company Name: US Bank DHS
          ii. Company Code for those with I-20s: FMSEVISFEE, MO
        iii.  Company Code for those with DS-2019s: JSEVISFEE, MO
         iv.  Your name as it appears on your I-20 or DS-2019
          v.  Your address in your home country
         vi.  Your telephone number
        vii.  Account Number: This is your SEVIS Number followed by a hyphen (-) followed by your date of
              birth [SEVIS#-mm/dd/yyyy]. The SEVIS number is found in the top right-hand box of the I-20
              or DS-2019 above the barcode. This is a 10 digit number beginning with the letter “N”.
                     For example if your SEVIS number is N1234567890 and your date of birth is July 14,
                         1976, your Account number would be N1234567890-07/14/1976.
       viii.  Reference Number: This refers to the Catholic University school codes:
                     For I-20s - the school code is WAS214F00013000 (#2 on the I-20).
                     For DS-2019s - the program number is P101300 (#2 on the DS-2019).
         ix.  Name/Department: indicate your gender (male or female) in this space.
    d. Obtain a receipt.
    e. Be sure to make copies of your receipt, and keep it with your other important immigration documents.

To Pay By Credit Card (online only)
   a. Go to the web site www.fmjfee.com.
   b. Complete the form online and supply the necessary Visa,                 Please note: Due to alleged
      MasterCard or American Express information.                             fraud on the part of agents used
          a. Be sure to write your name exactly as it appears on your I-20    by students to pay the fee on
              form.                                                           their behalf, as of June 2009
          b. Catholic University codes are:                                   citizens of the following
                   i. For I-20s - the school code is WAS214F00013000          countries are unable to use the
                      (#2 on the I-20).                                       on-line method of payment,
                  ii. For DS-2019s - the program number is P101300 (#2        even if they are currently
                      on the DS-2019).                                        present in the U.S.:
          c. The SEVIS number is found in the top right-hand box of the             Cameroon
              I-20 or DS-2019 above the barcode. This is a 10 digit                 Ghana
              number beginning with the letter “N”.                                 Kenya
   c. Print a copy of the online receipt. Do not exit the receipt page until        Nigeria
      you have successfully printed the receipt. You will not be able to
      return to the receipt page.
   d. Be sure to make copies of your receipt, and keep it with your other important immigration documents.
The SEVIS fee should be processed by immigration at least 3 business days prior to the consular interview. Fees
will not be payable at the consulate.

Visa application denials
If the F-1 or J-1 visa application is denied the SEVIS fee will not be refunded. However, if you reapply for a new
visa within 12 months of the denial, you will not have to pay the fee again.
                              INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES-THE CENTER FOR G LOBAL EDUCATION
              111 McMahon Hall • 620 Michigan Ave., NE • Washington, DC 20064 • Phone: 202-319-5618 • Fax: 202-319-6673
                                                        Web site: http://international.cua.edu
   This handout was originally created by the International Student Office at American University and modified and revised with their permission.
Students from Canada, Bermuda, or contiguous islands are required to pay the fee
The SEVIS fee should be processed at least 3 business days prior to applying for admission at a U.S. port-of-
entry by non-immigrants, who are exempt from the visa requirement.

Help with fee payment issues
If you are having a problem with the SEVIS fee payment process please visit the following website:
http://www.ice.gov/graphics/sevis/i901/faq.htm. Or E-mail address: fmjfee.SEVIS@dhs.gov Or call the
I-901 Customer Service hotline at 212-620-3418.

                                                                                                                 Revised 07/15/2009
Helpful Links:
U.S Embassies Abroad
http://travel.state.gov/links.html
USICE - Special Registration
http://www.ice.gov/graphics/enforce/imm/imm_sr.htm
DHS Special Notice
http://travel.state.gov/specialnotice.html
Special Visa Processing for citizens of North Korea, Cuba, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq & Libya
http://travel.state.gov/section306.html
Visa Process Guide
http://www.uga.edu/gaie/gettingavisa.pdf
Visas for Third Country Nationals in Canada or Mexico
http://travel.state.gov/tcn.html
Fees for Visa Services
http://travel.state.gov/vofees.html
Visa Photo Requirements
http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotos/index.html
Visa Denials
http://travel.state.gov/visadenials.html
U.S. VISIT
http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/content_multi_image/content_multi_image_0006.xml
Airport Security - Web videos in various languages
http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0435.xml
Airport Status
http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp
What to expect upon arrival at a U.S. port of entry
http://www.ice.gov/graphics/news/newsrel/articles/POEFactSheetUpdate_063004.pdf




                              INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES-THE CENTER FOR G LOBAL EDUCATION
              111 McMahon Hall • 620 Michigan Ave., NE • Washington, DC 20064 • Phone: 202-319-5618 • Fax: 202-319-6673
                                                        Web site: http://international.cua.edu
   This handout was originally created by the International Student Office at American University and modified and revised with their permission.

				
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