J-1 scholars must pay a $180 SEVIS fee once per J-1 program. SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. The fee funds operation of the U.S. government’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which oversees SEVIS.
SEVIS fee for J-1 scholars
How can I get a J-1 visa?
The SEVIS fee payment is one of several steps in obtaining your visa.See all the steps