Pay the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee prior to your visa interview at: www.fmjfee.com
Schedule your visa interview at: www.travel.state.gov
In preparation for your visa interview visit: 10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa.
Canadian citizens are not required to have a visa, but they must pay the SEVIS fee.
An I-94 arrival and departure form is provided on all international flights. Complete the form with your name as it appears on your passport.
Students currently in F-1 / J-1 status are not required to pay the SEVIS fee. Students wishing to change status may be required to pay the SEVIS fee.
For more information visit: www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq3.htm