Completing Form I-901

Download I-901 Form

In order to complete form I-901, you must have a Form I-20 or DS-2019 and Manhattan College’s School Code. Our school codes are:

  • NYC214F00714000 for F-1 Students (I-20’s) and
  • P-1-13181 for J-1 Students & Scholars (DS-2019)

For Students & Scholars from Canada or Bermuda

Students and scholars from Canada and Bermuda are exempt from having to apply for a visa. You will have to provide SEVIS fee payment verification along with your I-20 or DS-2019 Form to an immigration inspector at the port of entry when applying for entry into the United States as an F-1 or J-1 student or scholar.

If Visa is Denied

If your visa is denied you may reapply for the visa within a 12-month period, without having to pay the SEVIS fee again.


If you have obtained an I-20 or DS-2019 for a spouse or children, they do not have to pay a SEVIS fee in order to apply for an F-2 or J-2 visa.

If Admitted to More than One School

If you have been accepted to more than one institution and paid the fee using the SEVIS ID number of another institution, but you wish to attend Manhattan College, you will not have to pay the fee again. Bring the I-20 or DS-2019 of both the schools to the consulate or port-of-entry and tell the officer you will be a student or scholar at Manhattan College.

Additional Information

For additional details on SEVIS and the SEVIS fee, access the SEVIS web site at: