The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
What must students and scholars do to be in compliance with SEVIS regulations?
Students must pay a SEVIS fee ($200 F-1, $180 J-1) and bring receipt of payment to their visa interview. The fee can be paid online with a credit card at www.fmjfee.com. For more information and additional payment options, visit www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/index.htm.
F-l students must register with the Office of International Education as soon as possible after arrival in Richmond and NOT LATER THAN 15 days after arrival in the United States. the Office of International Education must report F-l students' arrival in SEVIS within 30 days of their entry or they will be designated as "No Shows" in SEVIS;
J-l students and scholars must register with the Office of International Education and have the records validated in SEVIS within 30 days of the start date on their DS-2019 visa document or their status in SEVIS will be terminated;
Students must register at EKU each semester for full-time study. The Office of International Education must report students in SEVIS who are not registered for full-time study within 30 days of the drop/add deadline.
Students must report a name change and an address change to the Office of International Education.
Students must notify the Office of International Education if they will complete programs earlier than expected or if they change their programs of study.
Anyone traveling outside the U.S. this summer should contact the Office of International Education before leaving to assure their I-20 or DS-2019 has been certified for travel.