On September 1, 2004, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released a fact sheet on how Exchange Visitor Program sponsors may participate in the Bulk Filer Program, which allows program sponsors to make bulk payments of the I-901 SEVIS fee for their exchange visitors.

SEVP Form I-901 FAQs contain the following information:

What is a bulk filer?

  • Bulk filers are exchange visitor program sponsors that have worked with SEVP to institute a batch process for filing Forms I-901 and paying the fee with an ACH transaction.

What organizations can apply for the bulk filing program?

  • Currently the bulk filer capability can only support exchange visitor program sponsors.

How does my organization express an interest in bulk filing?

  • Any organization interested in bulk filing should contact Edina Delic at US Bank via phone at 314-425-1820 to express your interest and give a point of contact. We will contact your organization directly.

Do bulk filers have to pay the fee for all applicants?

  • No. Bulk filers may pay the fee for whichever applicants they wish – all exchange visitors in a program or only selected exchange visitors.

If a bulk filer pays a fee for an applicant and the person participates in a different program, can the bulk filer receive a refund?

  • No, bulk filer payments are non-refundable.