International Admission > Student Visas > SEVIS
SEVIS stands for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. SEVIS is an electronic U.S. government database that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses to maintain information on F-1 and J-1 students in the United States.
All U.S. universities are required to notify SEVIS of certain events during a student’s stay in the U.S., including:
SEVIS is also used to issue Forms I-20 and DS-2019 to eligible students who wish to obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa to study in the U.S.
SEVIS I-901 Fee Increase: On May 23, 2019 the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust the SEVIS I-901 fee. The fee increase will take effect on June 24, 2019.
All international students applying for an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to pay a one-time SEVIS fee.
The SEVIS fee may be made by:
SEVIS Fee Payment Video TutorialWatch this narrated video tutorial for more information on the SEVIS fee.
Please note: If you received a SEVIS I-20 or SEVIS DS-2019 from DePaul University, you must complete an electronic immigration document check-in within the first week of your arrival.