The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a new rule in the Federal Register on May 23, 2019 which will increase the SEVIS fee for both F-1 and J-1 visa holders effective June 24, 2019. As of that date, the SEVIS fee for F-1 visa holders will increase from $200 to $350 and for J-1 visa holders from $180 to $220. You will pay the current fee as long as you pay it BEFORE June 24, 2019 even if your program starts AFTER June 24, 2019. The SEVIS fee is a one-time fee paid prior to beginning a new program and must be paid before scheduling your visa appointment in a U.S. embassy or consulate. You must print out the SEVIS fee receipt to bring to your visa interview and for entry to the U.S.