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The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based system used by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to monitor and track the activities of foreign students, exchange visitors, and their dependents during their stay in the United States.
Here are some key highlights about SEVIS:

General knowledge
• Tracks non-immigrant students and exchange visitors
• Developed in response to the requirement of the INA of 1952, as amended
• Requires accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive data entry
• Inaccurate records may result in delays, denials of visa applications, or deportation

Benefits and duties
• Manages student and visitor information
• Ensures the safety and security of the US homeland
• Aids compliance with US immigration regulations
• Tracks non-immigrant students and exchange visitors to improve US safety
• Improves communication and collaboration between parties
• Enhances the overall efficiency of the immigration system

• SEVIS ID is a unique identifier assigned by SEVIS and is required for visa interviews and US entry; it consists of the letter N followed by nine digits
• The I-901 SEVIS fee is charged by the US government and varies based on the type of program and length of stay; it ranges from USD 35 to USD 350, with a fixed fee of USD 220 for J-1 interns
• The SEVIS fee is separate from the visa application fee and must be paid before the applicant’s visa interview

NOTE: For FUSIA-sponsored participants, the SEVIS fee is typically paid along with the visa sponsorship fee to FUSIA before issuance of the SEVIS ID, unless the participants choose to pay the fee on their own.
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