International Education Program at College of San Mateo - Step SEVIS Fee Payment
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International Education Program
SEVIS Fee Payment

Before you can apply for a visa appointment, you must pay a SEVIS fee. SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, which is where your I-20 was created and will be maintained to reflect your program of study throughout your stay in the U.S.

Steps to paying the SEVIS Fee:
  1. Check your I-20 and make sure that all the information is correct. If there are any errors, please contact our office to obtain a correct I-20. You will need the correct I-20 before your visa interview.
  2. Make sure you have a printer so that you can print out your SEVIS fee receipt.
  3. Log onto and click on “Proceed to I-901 Form and Payment.” On the next page, click on “I-20” and then click on “Ok.”
  4. Input your last name, first name, SEVIS number and date of birth. Your SEVIS Number is located on the top of the bar code on your I-20.
  5. Click “Enter,” input your payment information and print out your SEVIS fee receipt. Make sure you bring your receipt to your visa interview.