Services for International Employees & Scholars


The Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) enables the United States government to maintain updated information on F and J visa holders.  For more information about SEVIS, please visa the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website.

SEVIS Fee for J visa holders

The SEVIS fee for all new J-1 visa holders is $180.  Accompanying J-2 dependents do not pay the SEVIS fee.  If you are transferring your SEVIS program to KU, you do not need to pay the SEVIS fee again.

How to Pay the SEVIS Fee

The SEVIS fee must be paid before the visa application is submitted to a U.S. embassy or consulate.  It also must be paid in U.S. dollars.  The Form I-901» (Fee for Remittance for Certain F,M, and J Non-immigrants) must be completed in order to pay the fee.  A SEVIS number and Sponsor number are required to complete the Form I-901.  Your SEVIS ID number is located on the upper right corner of the From DS-2019 and usually starts with the letter "N".  KU's sponsor number is: P-1-00099.

  • Those with credit cards and access to the internet may pay the SEVIS fee online».
  • Alternatively, if do not have access to the internet or credit cards for payment using the online form, you can pay via Western Union Quick Pay»

Evidence of your SEVIS Fee payment in the form of a receipt or a payment verification print-out must be presented during your visa interview, and at many U.S. ports of entry.  Please have your SEVIS payment receipt ready upon entry and reentry to the United States.

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Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times