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Can you give me a general overview of the SEVIS I-901 fee payment process?
In general, you need to:

Either be currently enrolled in an approved school or exchange visitor program or have been accepted into one. You will need a Form I-20 or DS-2019.

Pay the fee in time to have it processed before a consular or DHS official must make a decision about your visa, entry into the United States or other application where the fee is required.


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