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IMPORTANT:

If you have Internet access, completing the form online will help ensure that you provide all the information in the correct format. This helps speed processing.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) phased out the Form I-797C, “Notice of Action,” receipts. The electronic receipt (I-901 SEVIS Fee Payment Confirmation) shall be used as evidence of payment. Receipts can be easily retrieved and printed on line.

SIMPLIFIED INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING FORM I-901 SEVIS FEE PAYMENT

All forms must be filled out in English and data entered exactly as it appears in the DS-2019 form. Have the following information ready when filling out the I-901 Form.

Student’s Biographical Info from DS-2019 Form:

Complete Last Name (Surname) First Name (Given Name), Middle Name Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY), Gender City (Province of Birth) Country of Birth Country of Citizenship Active/working e-mail address

Sponsor Information

1. Program Number (DS-2019) (J-1 nonimmigrant only): P-3-00033

2. SEVIS Identification Number – N

SEVIS# is listed above the barcode on the top right corner of the DS-2019 form.

3. Passport Number (if available)

4. Amount to be paid:

Secondary School Student (High School) $180

ATTACHMENTS:

1. I-901 Form and Instructions - Form I-901 (hardcopy) with instructions.

2. PayIndividualSEVISFeeOnline2016.doc – screen shot instructions for completing the online I-901 plus making online payment by credit card.

3. Option #4 - Instructions for completing the I-901 form to generate Western Union payment coupon.

4. GetIndividualFeeReceiptOnline2016.doc - Instructions for printing out SEVIS Fee receipts on line.

SEVP have received numerous alerts of refund requests for I-901 Fee Payments made by third party credit card holders on behalf exchange students. Many of these students have received their J Visa from the U.S. Dept of State. While some of them have already entered the U.S. and have reported to their educational institution or program listed in SEVIS, others have not yet entered. Any request by the cardholder for a refund of the I-901 fee payment amount made on behalf of the student under these circumstances is fraudulent and can jeopardize the program of the participant.

OPTION #1:

Paying On-line using a credit card This is the fastest and most efficient method of paying for the SEVIS fee.

1. Log on to www.fmjfee.com. Refer to PayIndividualSEVISFeeOnline2016.doc screen shots for step by step instructions.

2. Refer to your DS-2019 form for data to enter in Form I-901. Double check for accuracy.

3. Have your credit card on hand (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express only) or debit/check cards (with Visa or MasterCard logo). You must be able to supply the name of the cardholder, type of credit card (Visa, MasterCard, etc.) card number, card expiration month and year, cardholder address including Zip/Postal Code.

You may request a third party to make the payment for you such as a friend, relative or associate in the U.S.**

4. Print out 2 copies of the electronic receipt, one to present to the consulate and one for your records. The on-line receipt is proof of SEVIS fee payment when applying for the visa.

5. Keep all your travel documents in a safe place. You will need to present your SEVIS fee receipt together with your passport and other documents on your consular interview and at the US port of entry.

Please note that AFS-USA is not involved in this process and therefore will not be able to assist in case of problems.

**Please caution your participants to make sure that SEVIS Fee payment by credit card made on their behalf will not be withdrawn.

SEVP have received numerous alerts of refund requests for I-901 Fee Payments made by third party credit card holders on behalf exchange students. Many of these students have received their J Visa from the U.S. Dept of State. While some of them have already entered the U.S. and have reported to their educational institution or program listed in SEVIS, others have not yet entered. Any request by the cardholder for a refund of the I-901 fee payment amount made on behalf of the student under these circumstances is fraudulent.

OPTION #2:

Completing Form I-901 on-line and paying by mail using international money order or check drawn from a U.S. bank

Payment must be made by international money order or foreign draft drawn on a financial institution in the U.S. and payable in U.S. currency. Many foreign banks are able to issue checks or money orders drawn on a U.S. Bank. Payment may be made with check from banks chartered or operated in the U.S., from foreign subsidiaries of U.S. banks, or from foreign banks that have an arrangement with a U.S. bank to issue a check, money order, or foreign draft that is drawn on a U.S. bank. Cash will not be accepted.

1. Access electronic I-901 Form at www.fmjfee.com. Fill up on-line application form. Refer to PayIndividualSEVISFeeOnline2016.doc screen shots for step by step instructions.

2. Refer to your DS-2019 for data to enter in your I-901 form. Double check for accuracy.

3. Choose payment by money order and print out a copy of the payment coupon.

4. Write the control number printed on the payment coupon, your name, and SEVIS I.D. number on the check/money order. Checks should be made payable to:

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee

5. Attach the coupon to the check/money order, and mail to:

Via regular mail:

Via courier:

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee P.O. Box 970020 St. Louis, MO 63197-0020 United States

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee 1005 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101 U.S. A. Phone Number: 314-418-4393 (US Country Code 011)

6. Check status of your payment online at www.fmjfee.com. When the payment has been received and processed, see instructions for GetIndividualFeeReceiptOnline2016.doc attached.

7. Keep all your travel documents in a safe place. You will need to present your SEVIS fee receipt together with your passport and other documents on your consular interview and at the US port of entry.

OPTION #3:

Completing hard copy of Form I-901 and paying by mail using international money order or check drawn from a U.S. bank

Paper forms are scanned and read by machine. If information is missing or hard to read, the form will be manually reviewed. SEVP will attempt to fill in missing or hard-to-read information. This could cause a short delay in processing your form or could result in the form being returned to you for correction. When using a paper form, please print clearly. Your SEVIS ID number, last name (surname or family name) and date of birth are critical data elements. These are needed to match the information on your DS-2019.

Mail service varies throughout the world, we suggest allowing at least 2 weeks for delivery of your Form I-901 and payment. If you use regular mail, we suggest allowing at least two weeks for your payment to reach SEVP. Payment information is posted to the SEVIS and State Department systems within three working days. Once your payment is processed you will be able to print your payment confirmation receipt by going to www.fmjfee.com and selecting Check I-901 Status/ Print Payment Confirmation.

Payment must be made by international money order or foreign draft drawn on a financial institution in the U.S. and payable in U.S. currency. Many foreign banks are able to issue checks or money orders drawn on a U.S. Bank. Payment may be made with check from banks chartered or operated in the U.S., from foreign subsidiaries of U.S. banks, or from foreign banks that have an arrangement with a U.S. bank to issue a check, money order, or foreign draft that is drawn on a U.S. bank. Cash will not be accepted.

1. Print out attached I-901 Form and Instructions. Complete the hard copy form according to instruction.

2. Write participant’s name and SEVIS ID number on the check or money order. Checks should be made payable to:

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee

3. Make a copy for yourself and send the other copy together with your payment to.

Via regular mail:

Via courier:

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee P.O. Box 970020 St. Louis, MO 63197-0020 United States

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee 1005 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101 U.S. A. Phone Number: 314-418-4393 (US Country Code 011)

4. Check status of your payment online at www.fmjfee.com. When the payment has been received and processed, see instructions for GetIndividualFeeReceiptOnline2016.doc attached.

5. Keep all your travel documents in a safe place. You will need to present your SEVIS fee receipt together with your passport and other documents on your consular interview and at the US port of entry.

OPTION #4:

Complete Form I-901 Online and use Western Union Quick Pay Please be alert when the system requires you to enter your e-mail address.

Effective April 15 , 2014, applicants choosing to pay their I-901 Fee by Western Union will be required to fill out the Form I-901 online prior to visiting Western Union. The Western Union Quick Pay™ service is an acceptable payment method for the I-901 Fee and is accessible in over 130 countries. Please follow the instructions below:

1. You MUST fill out the Form I-901 online at www.fmjfee.com prior to visiting your local Western Union. A payment coupon (sample below) will be generated upon completion of the form. You CANNOT submit payment via Western Union without the coupon.

2. Refer to PayIndividualSEVISFeeOnline2016.doc screen shots for step by step instructions.

3. Bring your payment coupon to Western Union and fill out the Quick Collect/Quick Pay Form (sample attached) according to the information found at the bottom of the printed coupon.

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

If a third party is paying your I-901 Fee on your behalf, you will need to provide them with a copy of your coupon in order to complete the Western Union Quick Pay/Quick Collect Form.

Payment will be linked to your Form I-901 and your online Payment Confirmation will be available immediately at www.fmjfee.com.

Keep all your travel documents in a safe place. You will need to present your SEVIS fee receipt together with your passport and other documents on your consular interview and at the US port of entry.

Sample Payment Coupon

Sample Payment Coupon 04/10/2016

Western Union Quick Pay Forms and Instructions

Western Union Payment Automation

Effective April 2014, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will update the I-901 Fee Collection process, offering a web and ACH based solution for payments made by Western Union. This solution will facilitate the real-time posting of Western Union payments, allowing applicants to immediately print their I-901 Payment Confirmation. Applicants choosing to pay their I-901 Fee by Western Union will be required to fill out the Form I-901 on the website prior to visiting Western Union. You must have the coupon number in order to complete the payment at Western Union. Please follow the detailed payment instructions below:

Step 1: Fill out the Form I-901 online. Coupon will be generated

Step 2: Print the coupon and take it to your local Western Union

Step 3: Fill out the Quick Collect/Quick Pay Form according to the information found at the bottom of the printed coupon. Example below:

Step 4: Present the Quick Collect/Quick Pay Form 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 www.fmjfee.com. You will be able to go to your Visa Appointment 2-3 days after your payment has posted.

FIELD

DIRECTIONS

Your Information:

If someone else is paying for you, they must provide their information in this section

If you are paying for yourself, you must provide your information in this section

I Want To:

Select the Pay a Bill option

Company Name:

SEVISFEE

Account Number:

Write your coupon number from your online payment coupon

Amount (dollars):

Enter the dollar amount ($180) as it appears on your payment coupon.

The information in the sender block is your information do not copy the information from the

sample below.

THESE ARE SAMPLES ONLY. DO NOT COPY THE INFORMATION ON THE SAMPLE.

THESE ARE SAMPLES ONLY. DO NOT COPY THE INFORMATION ON THE SAMPLE. 04/10/2016

SAMPLE

Western Union Quick Pay Instructions for International J Visas (Quick Pay Form)

SAMPLE Western Union Quick Pay Instructions for International J Visas (Quick Pay Form) 04/10/2016

OMB No. 1653-0034 Expires 05/31/2018

Instructions:

This form must be completed in English.

Item Number:

1-2. Enter your name exactly as it appears on your Form I-20 or DS-2019.

3. Enter your street address. Include apartment number and Post Office (P.O.) Box,

if applicable.

4. Enter your city. Include a province as required. You may abbreviate (e.g., Toronto, ON).

5. For U.S. addresses only. If the address is in the United States, enter the 2-letter

abbreviation for the state. If the address is not

a state within the United States, do not fill in this section.

6. Enter your country.

7. Enter the postal code or zip code.

8. List your date of birth in mm/dd/yyyy format.

9. Check the appropriate space pertaining to your gender.

10. Enter your city (province) of birth.

11. Enter your country of birth, as listed on your Form I-20 or DS-2019.

12. Enter email address to receive SEVP official I-901 correspondence.

13. Enter your country of citizenship, as listed on your Form I-20 or DS-2019.

14. F/M status only: Enter the school code found on your Form I-20. Leave the Program Number blank.

J-1 status only: Enter the exchange visitor program number found on the Form DS-2019 (e.g.; P-1-00000). If your sponsor number begins with G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7, you are exempt from fee payment. Leave the School Code blank.

15. Enter the SEVIS Identification Number listed on your Form I-20 or DS-2019, beginning with the first number after the letter "N".

16. Enter the passport number contained in your passport, if available.

17. A. F/M status: Check the box in subpart A which indicates that you owe $200.00 and continue on to item number 18. Do not check any boxes in subpart B.

B. J-1 status: Do not check the box in subpart A.

Check the box in subpart B that corresponds to the exchange visitor category found on your Form DS-2019. (If your sponsor number in section 2 of Form DS-2019 begins with G-1, G-2, G-3, or G-7, you are exempt from fee payment). Continue on to item number 18.

18. Enter total amount. Please send only one check or money order.

Payment 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

or

Courier the Form I-901 and payment to:

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee 1005 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101

All I-901 payment confirmations must be printed from www.FMJfee.com.

Payment by Internet:

The online Form I-901 is available at: www.FMJfee.com. All I-901 payment confirmations must be printed from www.FMJfee.com.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

I-901, FEE REMITTANCE FOR CERTAIN F, J AND M NONIMMIGRANTS

OMB No. 1653-0034 Expires 05/31/2018

TYPE OR PRINT IN BLUE OR BLACK INK 1. Surname/Primary Name (Last Name): 2. Given
TYPE OR PRINT IN BLUE OR BLACK INK
1. Surname/Primary Name (Last Name):
2. Given Name (First and Middle Name):
3. Street Address /P.O. Box:
Apartment Number:
No. 2 Street Address /P.O. Box:
4.
City (Province):
5.
State (U.S. Address Only):
6. Country:
7.
Zip Code/Postal Code:
8. Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy):
9.
Gender (Check one):
Male:
Female:
10.
City (Province) of Birth:
11.
Country of Birth:
12.
Email Address:
13.
Country of Citizenship:
14.
School Code (I-20) (F/M nonimmigrant only):
Program Number (DS-2019) (J-1 nonimmigrant only):
OR
214F
15.
SEVIS Identification Number:
16.
Passport Number:
N
17.
Amount to be paid:
A. F/M only: ($200)
B. J-1 only: Indicate your Exchange Visitor Category (Check only one of the following boxes)
Student ($180)
Trainee ($180)
Teacher ($180)
Professor ($180)
Alien Physician ($180)
Government Visitor ($180)
Research Scholar ($180)
Short-term scholar ($180)
Specialist ($180)
Intern ($180)
Camp Counselor ($35)
Summer Work/Travel ($35)
AuPair ($35)
18.
Total amount $
.

GETTING A COPY OF INDIVIDUAL SEVIS FEE RECEIPTS

(Valid for presentation to consulate)

1. Log on to:

to consulate) 1. Log on to: https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/ 2. CLICK ON CHECK STATUS 3. Fill in information

2. CLICK ON CHECK STATUS

3. Fill in information below – (refer to your SEVIS ID).

4. See next screen below. Click on Check Status again. 5. Click on VIEW .

4. See next screen below. Click on Check Status again.

4. See next screen below. Click on Check Status again. 5. Click on VIEW .
6. Follow instructions on Line 2 paragraph 2 below where it says – Click here

6. Follow instructions on Line 2 paragraph 2 below where it says Click here to see a printable version of payment receipt.

Click here to see a printable version of payment receipt . 7. You will get a

7. You will get a receipt that looks like this. This is acceptable as proof of payment.

PAYING INDIVIDUAL SEVIS FEE ON-LINE USING CREDIT CARD

Log on to www.fmjfee.com,

PAYING INDIVIDUAL SEVIS FEE ON-LINE USING CREDIT CARD Log on to www.fmjfee.com ,
PAYING INDIVIDUAL SEVIS FEE ON-LINE USING CREDIT CARD Log on to www.fmjfee.com ,
YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND CORRECT YOUR FORM.

YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND CORRECT YOUR FORM.

SEVIS FEE PAYMENT BY BATCH FOR PARTNERS PAYING FOR 10 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS

1. Partners must make sure that information on the DS-2019 Forms is accurate. Data used to generate the DS-2019 is the same data that will be used to generate the SEVIS Fee record for the I-901.

2. Partners must wire funds directly to the AFS-USA Bank Account to initiate process.

Bank Name

Bank of America New York, NY

International SWIFT Code

BOFAUS3N

Account#

#4830-2181-4410 AFS-USA Inc.

*Routing # is not required.

3. For tracking purposes, please indicate in the reference field – SEVIS Fee payment + your country name in your wire transfer.

4. E-mail rvibar@afsusa.org with the details of the transfer.

Email subject should be - Wire Transfer for (Country Code) and # of participants.

Send Date of Wire Transfer

Amount must equal number of participants x $180.

Provide Rory the names of participants included in the transaction. US Citizens and US Legal Permanent Residents (Green card holders) are exempt from paying the SEVIS fee.

Please do not combine wire transfer related e-mail with other visa matters.

Effective July 31, 2013 the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) stopped mailing Form I-797C “Notice of Action” for the I-901 SEVIS fee payment.

You can print the SEVIS Fee receipts from the FMJfee website to replace the Form I-797C:

The printed confirmation will serve as proof of payment for the I-901 SEVIS fee.

rvibar@afsusa.org