SEVIS I-901 Fee

All new F-1 student applicants must pay a $200.00 SEVIS I-901 Fee (Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee) prior to a visa interview. This fee supports the Student and Exchange Visitor Program in the DHS. (There is a separate non-refundable fee for a visa.) You must have an I-20 from Richland College prior to making this payment.
Additional information may be found at

*SEVIS ID number is located on the top right hand corner of the I-20 above the Bar Code. The School Code for Richland College is DAL 214F 00464 000. This information must be completed in English. Payment receipt (I-797) must be presented at visa interview and upon entry to the U.S.

Payment methods for SEVIS I-901 fee:

By Internet
You may fill in the Form I-901 online at:
Payment must be made by credit or debit card.
Please select "Proceed to I-901 Form and Fee Payment", then "Form I-20" and "OK" in order to process I-901 SEVIS fee online.
Please print the payment confirmation (receipt) that will be generated upon completion of the form. The printed confirmation can be printed from
Allow three working days for the information to be posted to SEVIS and the Department of State consular information system.
This payment method is not available for applicants from certain countries.

By Western Union
Please visit: for the instructions for SEVIS I-901 Fee Payment by Western Union Quick Pay for F-1 Students.

If a third party is paying your SEVIS I-901 fee on your behalf, you will need to provide them with your coupon number to enter into the Account Number field of the Western Union Quick Pay/Quick Collect Form. If you have any important questions regarding your SEVIS I-901 fee, please contact the SEVP Response Center at 703-603-3400 or by email at

By Mail
Complete Form I-901 and mail along with payment (check or money order) to:

I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee
P.O. Box 970020
St. Louis, MO 63197-0020
United States

By Courier (to expedite delivery to SEVP)
Send the completed Form I-901 and payment (check or money order) to:
I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee
1005 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

Additional information for payments by Mail or Courier:
Only checks and money orders are accepted. DO NOT MAIL CASH.
All checks and money orders must be made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a bank located in the U.S. Make checks and money orders payable to the "I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee"

Write the name of the student and the SEVIS ID Number* on the check.

Make sure the envelope has both your payment and your Form I-901.

BE SURE TO PRINT PAYMENT RECEIPT. You can return to the Check I-901 Status / Print Payment Confirmation page and print the online I-901 Payment Confirmation at a later time.

If you would like to request corrections to your I-901 SEVIS fee receipt because you have noticed misspellings, would like to go to a different school, or would like to transfer your payment to a new SEVIS record, you must first e-mail a detailed request to

I-901 payment confirmations must be printed from: