Acceptance in Exchange Visitor Program
Before you can apply at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for a J-1 visa, you must first apply for and be accepted into the University of Texas at San Antonio's (UTSA) Exchange Visitor Program. Visit the Department of State J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program website to learn about program requirements, regulations, and more.
When you are accepted into the exchange visitor program you plan to participate in, you will be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). J-1 Exchange Visitors must pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee. Visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website to learn more about SEVIS and the SEVIS I-901 Fee.