Intealth ECFMG

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates


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. Fees are subject to change.

General Fees

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 $185
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)


Expedited Shipping of Form DS-2019

EVSP sends Form DS-2019 through the United States Postal Service (USPS) using first-class mail. If faster and trackable delivery is preferred, a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label can be generated on-line through an express shipping courier and uploaded at the time of application or duplicate request. It is important to note that only shipping labels from USPS, UPS, or DHL will be accepted; shipping labels for other couriers will not be used for mailing Form DS-2019. All labels generated on-line via USPS, UPS, or DHL must be formatted as follows:

"TO" FIELD: For shipping labels uploaded as part of an application for sponsorship (initial or continued), the label must be addressed to the TPL at the host institution. Shipping labels uploaded outside of the application process for a duplicate Form DS-2019 can be addressed to either the TPL or the J-1 physician for whom the request is being made.

"FROM" FIELD: All shipping labels uploaded as part of an application or a request for duplicate Form DS-2019 must be populated with Intealth's address in the "From" field. Intealth's address is 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

EVSP will send Form DS-2019 by express courier service ONLY if a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label is uploaded to the applicant’s on-line record through the On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS) at the same time as all other required supporting documentation. If not provided prior to application review, use of an expedited shipping label cannot be guaranteed.

[Last update: November 2, 2023]

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