How To Pay Sevis Fee In Nigeria

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee is required only for the new J-1 visa. It is not required if you are currently in valid J-1 immigration status, or transferring to a new J sponsor, nor for J-2 dependents.

There are three ways to pay the SEVIS Fee:

1. Online:
This is the most recommended way to pay as you can print the temporary receipt immediately.

  1. Visit and complete Form I-901 online.
  2. Submit the Form I-901 electronically and make payment with credit card such as Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
    Exception: Credit card payments from Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Kenya can not be accepted. Such participants must pay by other means.
  3. Print the online receipt to use as temporary proof of payment until your receive the formal receipt in the mail.

2. By Mail:

  1. Complete paper form I-901.
  2. A check or money order made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a bank located in the U.S. Make it payable to “I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee”. Write the your name and SEVIS identification number on the check or money order.
  3. Mail the Form I-901 and payment to:
  • Regular mail:
    I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee
    P.O. Box 970020
    St. Louis, MO 63197-0020
  • Courier/express mail:
    I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee
    1005 Convention Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63101

3. Western Union:
Participants in more than 130 countries can pay SEVIS I-901 using the Western Union Quick PayTM service in their local currency. Western Union transmit both the payment and the Form I-901 data to ICE.

  • Print the appropriate Sample Quick Pay Form: International, US
  • Go to the local Western Union Agent location and make the payment in the local currency.
  • Complete a “Blue Form” at Western Union. The form may have words such as “Payment Services” or “Quick Pay” or something similar in the local language, but it will still be a blue form. Make sure to fill the form according to the sample form you downloaded.
  • Retain the Wester Union receipt as temporary proof of payment until you receive the formal receipt which should be issued within three days from date of payment.
  • Three business day after the payment, visit to view payment status. Once you see the confirmation of payment, print out the confirmation page and it serves as proof of payment of the SEVIS I-901 fee.

You can also pay for SEVIS fee through Multinational Educational Consulting (MEC) by following this link: mecnigeria.

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