UP Application Procedure
All F-1 students are entered into the US government’s computerized Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) which monitors the immigration status of international students and scholars.
- SEVIS Payment
After receiving the Form I-20 from UP, and in order to be issued a student visa, new students are required to pay a SEVIS processing fee of US$200. The payment must be made online (http://www.FMJfee.com) with a credit card.
- Personal Interview
After receiving the I-20 and making the SEVIS payment, each student must make an appointment for a personal interview at the nearest US Embassy or Consulate. Students should be prepared to explain their study plans and show evidence of intention to return home upon completion of the program. If approved, the F-1 visa is issued.
For more information on visa issuance, please consult the USCIS website (http://www.uscis.gov).