Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ANNOUNCEMENT

The ECFMG|FAIMER Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP) continues to review and process J-1 visa sponsorship applications, including those of foreign national physicians seeking initial sponsorship to enter the United States to begin a training program on July 1, 2020. Please submit your applications as early as possible to help prevent delays. We will contact Training Program Liaisons (TPLs) and current J-1 physicians about any new developments, including updates on visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consulates, directly via e-mail and will post updates on our website. ECFMG|FAIMER is actively pursuing solutions to support training programs and foreign national physicians through this challenging time.

For J-1 Applicants/Physicians

Fees

Please see the table below for a list of U.S. government and ECFMG fees that may be required for participants in ECFMG’s J-1 program. Note that not all fees listed are applicable in all cases and for all applicants. Only the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS) fee, J-1 visa application fee, and ECFMG annual application fee are required in every case.

U.S. Government Fees
The following fees apply if you are seeking J-1 status through a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside of the United States.
SEVIS Fee $220
J-1 Visa Application Fee $160
Visa Issuance Fee (if applicable) Varies by Country
The following fees apply if you are seeking a change of visa status from a USCIS Regional Service Center in the United States.
SEVIS Fee $220
Change of Status Fee (if applying for a change of status from within the United States) $290
The following fees apply if you are seeking a change in J-1 category through ECFMG and the U.S. Department of State.
SEVIS Fee $220
U.S. Department of State (DoS) Special Appeal Fee
(Required only for applications requiring DoS review: change of category, exceptional extension, sponsorship authorization)
$367
ECFMG Fees
Annual Application Fee $350
ECFMG Fee for Applications Requiring Special Appeal to DoS
(Required only for applications requiring DoS review: change of category, exceptional extension, sponsorship authorization)
$200

Note: Fees are subject to change.

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