Question – I attended visa interview on the 3rd week of July and cleared it. I’m stupid and ignorant enough to not have paid the SEVIS fee yet and moments ago I read on the university’swebsite that one needs to pay the $200 SEVIS fees, and US homeland security’s website says that a student on F1 status has to pay it BEFORE attending a VI!
I’m flying in 1 week and will pay the fee asap, however, my question is- will I encounter any problems at the port of entry since the payment receipt will bear a date which falls after the date of my VI. Please help me out.
I haven’t faced similar situation before. It would be wrong to say you will not have any problems.
Lets see of others in this blog have run into similar issues.