Carnegie Mellon University
June 24, 2019

Immigration Changes to Note

Fee Increase: 

On June 24th, the I-901 SEVIS fee increased for both F-1 and J-1 students. For F-1 students, the fee increased to $350; for J-1 students and scholars, the fee increased to $220. See the OIE website for more information on the SEVIS fee (who has to pay it, how, and when).

Visa Application Change: 

The Department of State has updated the Form DS-160 visa application form to include questions regarding applicants’ social media use. Visa applicants are now required to list all social media platforms and usernames/handles used within the last five years.

See the OIE website for more information, as well as the U.S. Department of State website.

For more information on the visa application process, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.