SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System), was implemented by the U.S. Department of State in September 2004 and is the database in which your exchange visitor profile is recorded.

There is a non-reimbursable fee related to the maintenance of this database by the Department of Homeland Security.  You will receive your DS-2019 and your SEVIS receipt  (I-901 form) simultaneously.

The SEVIS fee is already included in your Parenthese program fees.