Pre-Arrival Information

Below you will find important pre-arrival information that is designed to assist you as you prepare for arrival at Norwich University. Please review this information carefully and contact the International Center if you have any questions or concerns.

Paying the SEVIS Fee

Students applying for F-1 visa for initial attendance at a university must first pay the I-901 SEVIS fee of $200 for F-1 students. This fee should be paid prior to making a visa appointment at the US Embassy or Consulate. You must take your fee receipt for proof of payment to your visa appointment.  For Canadian students who are not required to obtain a visa, you must still pay this fee and provide this fee receipt for proof of payment if asked when you enter the U.S. All students should keep this receipt with their passport and immigration documentation.

Payments can be made on-line using a credit card, by mail or by Western Union. We strongly recommend that you pay the fee on-line using a credit card. If paying by Western Union or mail, please keep in mind that it will take several weeks to get a receipt, so you will need to pay this fee early to avoid any delays with your visa application.

Please visit www.fmjfee.com to pay the fee and complete a Form I-901.

To complete the Form I-901 you will need Norwich University’s school code as well as your SEVIS number:

  • The school code is POM214F10035000
  • Your SEVIS number is in the top, right-hand corner of your Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 and begins with the letter N

Student Visa Application at US Embassy or Consulate

You should make an appointment as soon as possible with the US Embassy or Consulate where you will be applying for your student visa.

You can go to the US Department of State Web site at http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html to see the estimated visa wait time for the US Embassy or Consulate nearest you. Note that the visa can be issued up to 120 days before the start date on your Form I-20.

You can find specific information about the Consulate, appointment process, application forms, and visa fee at the US Department of State Web site at http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1270.html.

 

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