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Contact Information 

International Student and 
Scholar Services (ISSS)

Phone: (860) 832 - 2040

Fax: (860) 832 - 2047

Toyin Ayeni
Immigration Specialist
ayenio@ccsu.edu

Hoa Do
Immigration Support
hoado@ccsu.edu

Location: 
Henry Barnard Hall
Room 123

Hours: 
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


SEVIS Fee Information

All incoming F-1 students with initial Form I-20s are required to pay a one-time fee of $200 when applying for a student visa. F-2 dependents do not have to pay the fee.

When do I Pay my Sevis Fee?

The fee must be paid at least 3 business days prior to applying for your visa, or when applying for admission at a U.S. port-of-entry for those exempt from the visa requirement (e.g. Canadian students).  Students who are exempted from visa requirements should keep a copy of the SEVIS fee receipt to present at the port-of-entry with their Form I-20.

How do I Pay the Fee?

The fee must be paid to the Department of Homeland Security by mail or online.  It can be paid by you or by a third party, inside or outside the U.S.

  • Your SEVIS ID number (N00XXXXXXXX) is located in the upper right corner of your Form I-20;
  • CCSU’s SEVIS school code is the last box on page 1, Item #2.

Pay by Mail

  • Obtain a Form I-901 “Fee Remittance for Certain F-1 Nonimmigrant.
    • Download the form:  www.fmjfee.com
    • Request the form by phone at 1-800-870-3676 (inside the U.S.)
  • Complete the Form I-901. Be sure to write your name exactly as it appears on your passport/Form I-20.
  • Mail a check or international money order (drawn on U.S. banks only) in the amount of $200 made payable to “The Department of Homeland Security” along with the completed application to mailing address listed on Form I-901.
  • Payment confirmation can be printed anytime at www.fmjfee.com.

Pay Online

  • Find the Form I-901 at www.fmjfee.com .
  • Complete the form online. *Be sure to write your name exactly as it appears on your passport/Form I-20*.
  • Print an online receipt.
  • Be sure to make copies of your receipt, and keep it with your other important Immigration documents

What if I Lose my SEVIS Receipt?

You can reprint a copy of your SEVIS fee receipt by accessing this link http://www.fmjfee.com/. You will need your SEVIS Identification number, Surname/Family Name, and Date of Birth.

I applied to more than one school, and I have more than one Form I-20. What happens if I pay the SEVIS fee for one school, and then I change my mind and decide that I want to attend the other school? Is my paid SEVIS fee transferable?

Yes.  But you must submit the Form I-20 with the SEVIS ID number that you listed on the I-901 form with you to the U.S. Consulate/Embassy. 

What if my F-1 visa application is denied?

The SEVIS fee will not be refunded.  However, if you reapply for a new F-1 visa within 12 months of the denial, you will not have to pay the fee again, as long as you have proof of the original payment.

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