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Western Union Payment Instructions

Please follow the detailed payment instructions below when using Western Union:

  1. Fill out the Form I-901 online at A payment coupon will be generated upon completion of the form.
  2. Print a copy of the payment coupon and take it to your local Western Union.
  3. Fill out the Quick Collect/Quick Pay Form according to the information found at the bottom of the printed coupon. Example below:
    1. Company Name (or Code City): SEVISFEE 
    2. Account Number: Coupon Number (ex: 010222013872390) 
    3. Amount: 350.00* 
  4. Present the coupon and your payment to the Western Union agent for processing. Payment will be linked to your Form I-901 and your online payment confirmation will be available immediately at

*Please note that the payment amount may differ according to your specific visa type. 

Important Information for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors:

  • You must complete the Form I-901 online at prior to visiting your local Western Union. Completing the form online will generate a unique coupon number that you will need to validate and process your I-901 SEVIS fee payment at Western Union. You cannot submit a payment via Western Union without the coupon number. 
  • You do not have to print and bring the coupon to Western Union; you only need the unique coupon number in order to submit your payment.
  • If a third party is paying your I-901 SEVIS fee on your behalf, you will need to provide them with your coupon number to enter into the Account Number field of the Western Union Quick Pay/Quick Collect Form.