SEVIS Fee of $200 (for F-1 students) or $180 (for J-1 students) must be paid at least 3 days before your visa interview and you must bring the receipt with you to the interview. Please read the instructions for fee payment. It is recommended that you pay the SEVIS fee using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card, because you will be able to print out an online receipt immediately. If you do not have one of these credit cards, try to find someone who does, who could pay for you. Then you can reimburse that individual.