American English Language School


What is SEVIS?

November 11, 2017

The United States Department of Homeland Security utilizes an online system known as the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to track the records of Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools, F-1 and M-1 visa students, U.S. Department of State-designated Exchange Visitor Program sponsors, and J-1 visa Exchange Visitor Program students.


SEVIS is an essential means for the Department of Homeland Security to preserve national security while at the same time promoting the legal entrance of numerous of F, M, and J visa students that want to come to the United States for educational and cultural purposes.


According to the Department of Homeland Security, SEVIS allows Optimus Language School, a SEVP-certified school, to issue I-20 forms to eligible nonimmigrants so that they can obtain the appropriate visa status while enrolled at the school, to fulfill the school’s legal reporting responsibility regarding student addresses, courses of study, enrollment, employment and compliance with the terms of the student status, and to transfer the student SEVIS records to other institutions.


When a student applies to Optimus Language School, they must pay the SEVIS fee which goes along with the other application and tuition fees*. Below is a table provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that outlines the different costs for the SEVIS fee depending on the student’s visa status.


Type of Visa


I-901 SEVIS Fee F or M visa applicants (full payment)


I-901 SEVIS Fee J visa applicants (full payment)


I-901 SEVIS Fee special J-visa categories (subsidized payment)


I-901 SEVIS Fee government visitor (no payment)


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American English Language School opened in 2008 as a full-immersion English language school in Orange County, California. We are a SEVIS approved language school in Orange County, California. (A SEVP certified language school in Orange County, California.) We offer admission to both international and local students who wish to immerse themselves in the English language and American culture. If you want to study English in Orange County or participate in an ESL program in Orange County, American English Language School in Brea is the place for you! American English Language School is near Fullerton and Yorba Linda if you want to attend ESL class in the Fullerton and Yorba Linda area.