Key Resources

6 Month Validation Report Form »

This form is to update your work status during your STEM OPT.

Academic Training (AT) Authorization Request Form »

This form is to request authorization to apply for AT.

F-1 visa applicants

A Student and Exchange Visitor Information System I-901 fee payment is required for F-1 students and the receipt must be included with all F-1 visa applications. Those seeking an F-1 visa are subject to a Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee of $200. Students should be prepared to present the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System I-901 fee payment receipt at the USA port of entry. Students with a country of citizenship or country of birth of Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, or Gambia must pay by money order, Western Union Quick Pay or certified check drawn from a USA bank. All other students also have the option to make a credit card payment. Click here to pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee.

J-1 visa applicants

A Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee receipt must be included with most visa applications. Those seeking a J-1 visa are subject to a Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee of $180. Students should be prepared to present this payment receipt at the USA port of entry. Canadian citizens must also pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee before entering the USA. J-2 dependents are not required to pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee. The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee cannot be processed at a USA Consulate or USA ports of entry. However, the fee can be paid on the processing website for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

NOTE: The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee must be paid before your visa interview at the USA Embassy or USA Consulate. You should be prepared to bring your I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee payment receipt to your interview at the embassy or consulate.