On November 19, 2003, NAFSA sent a formal comment letter regarding the October 27, 2003 proposed SEVIS fee rule to the Department of Homeland Security. The government’s deadline for receipt of public comments is December 26, 2003.

The NAFSA letter acknowledges that the recent proposed rule is a "significant improvement over the December 21, 1999, proposed rule," but takes issue with the SEVIS fee amount, the timing of fee payment, and the adequacy of "user-friendly" options for paying the fee. More information regarding NAFSA's position on the SEVIS fee can be found on the NAFSA Web site.
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