Student and Exchange Visitor SEVP Filing Fees to Increase

In an effort to better fund the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), DHS is raising the fees associated with the program.  Effective June 24, 2019, the fee for each F or M nonimmigrant student applicant filing Form I-901 will be $350 (an increase of $150); for full program J-1s filing Form I-901, $220 ($40 more). The existing $35 fee for each J-1 exchange visitor seeking admission as an au pair, camp counselor, or summer work/travel program participant will remain the same.   Large increases have shifted to the schools, with initial school certification increasing to $3,000 (up $1,300) and recertification, $1,250 (previously free). DHS expects to raise more than $75 million annually, of which over $62 million will be borne by F and M nonimmigrants.