The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an internet database that assists the U.S. government in tracking F-1 and J-2 international students, scholars, and dependents.
SEVIS is administered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The information in SEVIS is available to embassies and consulates, as well as many other U.S. government agencies.
Oregon Institute of Technology is a SEVIS-approved school. Designated school officials are located on several branch campuses and are certified SEVIS users. Officials create I-20 documents for new and continuing students, utilizing the SEVIS program.
Oregon Tech is required to report accurate and timely academic and personal information online regarding international students and scholars. For questions about SEVIS, please email the coordinator at INTERNATIONAL@OIT.EDU.
When you receive your I-20 from the Oregon Tech, you are required to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee online. Print the receipt page for proof of payment. For more information and payments accepted, visit the SEVIS I-901 fee website.
The fee is collected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to maintain the SEVIS program. The SEVIS I-901 fee must be paid at least 3 business days before your visa interview.