SEVP Certification involves an adjudication process that includes:
- Review of the Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student”
- Payment of the application fee
- A site visit
- Submission of supporting documentation
To begin the certification process, create an account online in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. From there, fill-out the Form I-17 and pay the fee, currently $1,700 for filing. Then there is another $655 per campus location for the site visit before SEVP can process the application.