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Applying for a Visa

Pay Your SEVIS fee

The SEVIS fee is a $350 USD payment required to process your visa application. All foreign nationals must pay this fee in order to come to the United States to study at a college or university.

This fee is paid to the United States government, not to La Roche University. Students should pay the fee after they receive their Form I-20 in the mail from La Roche University.

Students must fill out the Form I-901 and pay the fee before scheduling a visa appointment. To find more information about Form I-901, pay the SEVIS fee or check the status of your payment, please go to

Payment options include credit card, debit card, check or money order. For information and directions on fee payment options, please visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website.

Students need a copy of the receipt for proof of payment at the visa interview.

Apply for a Student Visa

Make an appointment to visit the nearest U. S. embassy or consulate. Collect the following documentation to submit at your appointment:

  • A valid passport
  • Appropriate visa applications (available at the embassy/consulate or online)
  • Acceptance letter from La Roche University
  • Supporting documentation detailing employment, reason for travel and financial status
  • Proof of payment of SEVIS I-901 fee

The application procedures and supporting documentation can differ from one region to another. Please check with the U.S. Embassy in your country for specific requirements.

Submit your application, passport and supporting documents to the U.S. embassy or consulate. The application will be reviewed, and the consular officer will notify you of any additional steps required.

    Start Planning Your Transition

    Once you have received your visa, you are ready to plan your transition to La Roche University. Please inform the Office of International Admissions that you have received your visa and pay your $2,000 USD deposit. We are excited for you to join our campus community!