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SEVIS I-901 Fee Paryment

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) provide alternative methods for payment of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee. A potential F or M student or J exchange visitor must pay this fee prior to the visa interview.


Pay Instructions: by Mail

The only forms of payment that will be accepted are checks and money orders. No other form of payment will be accepted. Do not mail cash.


All checks and money orders must be made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a bank located in the United States. All checks and money orders must be made payable to the "I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee." Checks are accepted subject to collection. A charge of $30.00 will be imposed if a check for payment of a fee is not honored by the bank on which it is drawn.

Write the name of the student or exchange visitor and the SEVIS identification number on the check.

Fees must be submitted in the exact amount. Failure to file forms correctly or with the correct payment will result in the return of this form to you and additional delay in processing. Fees will not be refunded.


Mail the Form I-901 and payment to:

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee

P.O. Box 970020

St. Louis, MO 63197-0020


Courier the Form I-901 and payment to:

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee

1005 Convention Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63101


Pay Instructions by: Internet

You may also complete the Form I-901 online. The form and payment may then be submitted as explained above. Alternately, online payment may be made using a credit card.

The online Form I-901 is available at:


Pay Instructions by: Western Union Quick

The Western Union Quick Pay™ service is an acceptable payment method for the I-901 Fee and is accessible in over 130 countries. Please note that the payment process for Western Union has changed. Please follow the detailed payment instructions below.

1. Fill out the Form I-901 online. A payment coupon will be generated upon completion of the form.

2. Print a copy of the payment coupon and take it to your local Western Union.

3. Fill out the Quick Collect/Quick Pay Form according to the information found at the bottom of the 

    printed coupon. Example below:

1. Company Name (or Code City): SEVISFEE

2. Account Number: Coupon Number (ex: 010222013872390)

3. Amount: 200.00

**Please note that the payment amount may differ according your specific visa type.

4. Present the coupon and your payment to the Western Union Agent for processing.

Payment will be linked to your Form I-901 and your online payment confirmation will be available immediately at You will be able to go to your Visa Appointment 2-3 days after your payment has posted.

Important Information

  • You MUST fill out the Form I-901 online ( prior to visiting your local Western Union. Filling out the form online will generate a unique coupon number which you will need to validate and process your payment at Western Union. You CANNOT submit a payment via Western Union without the coupon number.
  • You do not have to print the coupon to bring to Western Union; you just need the unique coupon number in order to submit your payment.
  • If a third party is paying your I-901 Fee on your behalf, you will need to provide them with your coupon number to enter in the Account Number field of the Western Union Quick Pay/Quick Collect Form.”

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